Ayston, a parish in Rutland, 1 mile NNW of Uppingham, and 2½ miles SSW of Manton station on the M.R. Post town, Uppingham, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 904; population, 94. Ayston Hall is a chief residence, and the seat of the Fludyer family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £216. The church is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ayston St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Uppingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the 1901 census return for Ayston.
The parish register dates from the year 1658.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Ayston:
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells; one of which is dated 1626; the tenor bell was presented by the Rev Sir J. H. Fludyer bart. in 1877 in commemoration of his having completed the fiftieth year of his ministry as curate and rector in this parish: there is a stained window in the south aisle: the church affords 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ayston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ayston (St. Mary))
- Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland, 1928
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Rutland is online.
Online maps of Ayston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
The Visitation of Rutland, 1618-19 and The Visitation of Rutland 1681-2 are available to browse on the Heraldry page.