Hungarton, a village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village is 1 1/4 mile N from Ingersby station on the G.N.R., and 7 NE by E from Leicester, and has a post office under Leicester; money order office, Billesdon; telegraph office, Ingersby railway station. The parish contains also the liberty of Baggrave, and the hamlets of Ingersby and Quenby. Acreage, 3593; population of the civil parish, 307; of the ecclesiastical, 813. Baggrave Hall is a fine mansion, surrounded by well-wooded grounds. Quenby Hall for upwards of seven centuries belonged to the Ashbys. Ingersby Hall, an old moated building, is now a farmhouse. It formerly had a massive carved bedstead, said to be that on which Cardinal Wolsey died at Leicester Abbey. The living is a vicarage, united in 1732 with Twyford and Thorpe Satch-ville, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £114 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, and consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with porch and lofty spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some charities.
The parish register dates from the year 1614.
Details of the places of worship in Hungarton, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. John the Baptist (Church of England)
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.