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Gilmorton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Gilmorton, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, 3 miles NE by N of Lutterworth, and 5 E from Ullesthorpe station on the M.R., with a post and money order office under Lutterworth; telegraph office, Lutterworth. Acreage, 2471; population of the civil parish, 534; of the ecclesiastical, 525. The living is a rectory in the diocese of.Peter-borough; net yearly value, £560 with residence. The church, a building of ashlar work in the Decorated style, was rebuilt in 1860 at a cost of upwards of £2000. About £1100 has been since spent in fittings, organ, stained glass windows, lamps, &c. There is a Congregational chapel. Cotes de Val is a hamlet which was transferred from Kimcote parish in 1877.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishGillmorton All Saints 
HundredGuthlaxton 
Poor Law unionLutterworth 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1611, and is in good condition.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1610-19161755-19401611-19311610-1865

Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a building of ashlar work with stone dressings, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and a western tower with broach spire, containing 8 bells, five dated respectively 1766, 1671, 1738, 1861 (recast from one dated 1671) and 1749 and three new ones added in 1909: a clock was added in 1882, the cost being defrayed from a legacy left by H. Warden esq.: the edifice (with the exception of the tower) was rebuilt in 1860: the spire, damaged by storms in 1883-4, was partially rebuilt in 1885, at a cost of £104, and entirely rebuilt in 1909: a new organ and a brass eagle lectern were presented by the then rector, the Rev. E. Jackson, in 1884, and the former was enlarged in March, 1898, at a cost of £160: there are nineteen stained windows: in 1898 a reredos of alabaster and Caen stone was erected and a lych gate built at the north entrance to the churchyard, both at the cost of the Rev. E. Jackson: in 1897 a north porch was erected in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria: there are 450 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 Gilmorton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Gilmorton 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:

DistrictHarborough
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLE17
Post TownLutterworth