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Eastwell, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Eastwell, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, on the Wolds, 6¼ miles NNE from Melton-Mowbray town, and 3 NE from Long Clawson station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railways, with a post office under Melton-Mowbray; money order office, Stathern; telegraph office, Harby. Acreage, 1361; population, 200. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, £293 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English style, and there is a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1798. East Wellow. See WELLOW.

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 parishEastwell St. Michael 
Poor Law unionMelton-Mowbray 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1552.

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



Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a small building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell: in the chancel is a tomb with the recumbent figure of a priest, but undated and without inscription: the south aisle retains a piscina and an aumbry: the church was reseated in 1861, and affords 96 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 Eastwell 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 Eastwell 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 districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray