Lubenham, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Lubenham, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, divided from Northamptonshire by the river Wel-land, with a station on the Rugby and Stamford branch of the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles W of Market Harborough, and ta post, money order, and telegraph office under Market Har-feorough. The parish is traversed by the Union and Grand Union Canals, which unite near Foxton Locks, and comprises 2729 acres; population, 680. It has a parish council of six members. Papillon Hall is an ancient octagonal building standing on an eminence about a mile from the village. There are traces of a Roman camp of 8 acres. The weaving of carriage and livery lace is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £170. The church is Early English; comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and S porch,with a tower and five bells; includes a chantry; and contains a hagioscope and an Easter shrine. There is also a Congregational chapel, which is used by Baptists as well as Con-gregationalists.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1559, and is in very good condition.


Civil Registration

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.


Old maps of Lubenham are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Parochial History

By an order of the Ministry of Health, dated April 1st, 1924, part of the parish of Lubenham, in the rural district of Market Harborough, was transferred to the parish of Great Bowden and the urban district of Market Harborough.