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Cranoe, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Cranoe, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, on the Via Devana, 2¼ miles SW from Hallaton station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway, and 5½ NNE of Market-Harborough. Post town, Market-Harborough; money order office, Hallaton; telegraph office, East Langton or Hallaton. Acreage, 805; population, 66. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; value, £208. Patron, the Countess of Cardigan. The church, rebuilt in 1849, is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style; it consists of nave and chance], with porch, vestry, and square embattled tower, and is good.

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 CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishCranoe St. Michael 
Poor Law unionMarket-Harborough 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1659.

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



Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael, rebuilt in 1849, at a cost of over £2,000, is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and an embattled tower at the west end containing 2 bells: in the chancel is a memorial window to Robert, 6th Earl of Cardigan, d. 14 Aug. 1837, and his sister: there are also several other stained windows, presented by P. B. Bill esq. of London: the font is Early English: the church affords 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 Cranoe from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


Online maps of Cranoe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough