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Gaulby, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Galby or Gaulby, a township and a parish in Leicestershire. The township lies 2 miles SW of Billesdon, and 4 S from Ingersby station on the G.N.R. Acreage, 940; population of the civil parish, 69; of the ecclesiastical, 87. The parish contains also the township of Frisby, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Billesdon, under Leicester. Acreage of Frisby, 903; population, 69. The land is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, o£280 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, and has a fine western tower.

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 parishGaulby St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1609.

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



Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with 8 pinnacles and containing 6 bells; the tenor bell weighs 12 cwt.: there is a tablet in the chancel to the Rev. Richard Walker, 38 years rector, d. 3 July, 1826: 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 Gaulby from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE7
Post TownLeicester