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Pilton, Rutland

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyRutlandshire 
Ecclesiastical parishPilton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Rutland, 1618-19 and The Visitation of Rutland 1681-2 are available to browse on the Heraldry page.

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE15
Post TownOakham