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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eastwell St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Melton-Mowbray|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Eastwell (St. Michael))
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:
- 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: