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Dadlington, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Dadlington, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, 3 miles NNW of Hinckley, and 1¼ mile from Stoke Golding station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Hinckley; money order and telegraph office, Stoke Golding. Acreage, 1028; population, 163. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Stoke Golding, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church (St James') was well restored in 1890. There is a good parish room.

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 
Civil parishHinckley 
Poor Law unionMarket-Bosworth 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1734.

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



Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel with chapel, nave, south porch and a turret at the west end containing 2 bells: the church has been so mutilated that little of the original fabric now remains: the chancel retains a piscina and sedilia, and a portion of dog-tooth moulding has been worked in over the east window: the chancel was restored in 1866-7, at a cost of £500, in 1890 the whole church was thoroughly restored, and in 1897 the south porch was repaired, at a cost of £55: there are 100 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 Dadlington 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 Dadlington 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:

DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtCV13
Post TownNuneaton