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Wardley, Rutland

Historical Description

Wardley, a small parish and a village in Rutland, on the borders of Leicestershire, 2¼ miles W from East Norton station on the G.N.R. and L. & N.W.R. Joint line. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Uppingham. Acreage, 748; population of the civil parish, 45; of the ecclesiastical, with Belton, 417. The living is a discharged rectory with the vicarage of Belton annexed, in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £265 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough. The church, an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and a western tower with spire, and contains some memorials of the Fludyer family.

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 parishWardley St. Mary 
HundredSoke of Oakham 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1574.

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Wardley:



Church of England

St. Botolph (parish church)

The church of St. Botolph is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with spire containing 2 bells, one dated 1677, the other being undated: there are mural slabs to various members of the Fludyer family: there are 60 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wardley 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 Wardley 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