Hathern, a parish in Leicestershire, adjacent to the M.R. and the boundary with Notts, and near the river Soar, 3 miles NW from Loughborough. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Loughborough. Acreage, 1339; population, 1133. The manor belongs to the Lisle family. Many of the inhabitants are framework knitters. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, £360 with residence. The church is an ancient building of freestone and syenite in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles. There are also Baptist, New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hathern St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Loughborough|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Church of England
St. Peter and St. Paul (parish church)
The church of St. Peter and St. Paul is an ancient structure of freestone and syenite from Charnwood Forest, dating from the latter part of the 14th century, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and consists of chancel, nave with clerestory, north transept, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, dated 1618, 1620, 1791 and 1792: the stained east window was erected by E. C. Middleton esq. as a memorial to his parents: a brass mural tablet commemorates the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: one of the oldest fonts in the county is in the churchyard: the church was restored in 1862: there are 364 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hathern from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hathern (St. Peter))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Hathern 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: