Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire
Dunton-Bassett, a village and a parish in Leicestershire near the M.R., 1½ mile SE of Broughton-Astley station, and 3g- miles N of Lutterworth, with a post office under Lutterworth; money order office, Gilmorton; telegraph office, Broughton-Astley railway station. Acreage, 1361; population, 368. There is a mineral spring. A number of the inhabitants are framework knitters. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; value, £81. The church is a fine building in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and there is a small Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dunton-Basset All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Lutterworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1653, and is in fair condition.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Dunton Bassett:
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is a handsome building of Ashlar work, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and lofty spire containing 3 bells, dated respectively 1619, 1621 and 1711: about 1890 they were rehung and one recast, at a cost of between £80 and £100: the chapel in the north aisle retaine a piscina: there is a memorial cross of Aberdeen granite, erected by public subscription, bearing the names of the men connected with this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: a new organ was provided in 1898 at a cost of £90: the church was restored in 1882, at a cost of £1,850, and affords 270 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dunton Bassett from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Dunton-Basset (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Dunton Bassett 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)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: