Pilton, a parish in Rutland, on the river Chater, 2 miles W of Luffenham station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R., and 4 NE of Uppingham. Post town, Uppingham; money order and telegraph office, North Luffenham. Acreage, 347; population, 45. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ancaster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £93 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Ancaster. The church, which is a small edifice of stone in the Gothic style, was partly rebuilt in 1852 and restored in 1878.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pilton St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Uppingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1585.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Pilton:
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The church of St. Nicholas is a small building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: the chancel was rebuilt in 1852 by the then rector, and the porch was rebuilt and the church restored and reseated in 1878: there are 90 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pilton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pilton (St. Nicholas))
- 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 Pilton 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.