Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire
Kirby Muxloe, a township and a chapelry, with a village, in Glenfield parish, Leicestershire, on a branch of the river Soar, and on the Leicester and Burton branch of the M.R., 4¼miles W of Leicester. It has a station on the railway, and a post and telegraph office under Leicester; money order office, Desford. Acreage, 1865; population, 554. The manor belongs to the Pochin family. Remains exist of a moated castle of the family of the Hastings, partly clad with ivy. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Glenfield, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Blaby|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1597. The remnant of the first register book consists of 9 detached leaves. They are in very poor condition and a great deal of the detail has rotted away.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Kirby Muxloe:
Church of England
St. Bartholomew (parish church)
The church of St. Bartholomew is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low western tower containing 5 bells, one of which, dating back to 1606, is a tenor bell and inscribed, "Be yt knowne to all that doth me see, that Newcombe of Leicester made mee, 1606;" this was recast in 1907: there is a stained window at the east end, given by T. Hollis esq. in memory of his son and other men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: in 1901 the church was redecorated and a new organ provided, and in 1927 a new vestry was built: there are 200 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Kirby Muxloe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Kirby-Muxloe)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Kirby Muxloe 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: