Lowesby, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire. The township lies 3¾ miles N by E of Billesdon, and 10 E by N from Leicester, and has a station on the Peterborough and Leicester branch of the G.N.R. Post town, Leicester via Billesdon; money order office, Billesdon; telegraph office at Loseby railway station. Area of township, 1424 acres; population, 136; of the ecclesiastical parish, 229. The manor, with Lowesby Hall, a fine mansion standing in a well-timbered park of 100 acres, belongs to the Fowke family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £68 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, consists of chancel, nave, aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower, and contains some ancient monuments.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lowesby All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Billesdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1653.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Lowesby:
The church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells, dated respectively 1657, 1625 and 1613: traces of the original church still exist, with part of the rood loft and remains of a screen: there are also sedilia, an imperfect piscina and an ancient stone font: the roof is of oak, handsomely carved: in the south aisle is a monument to the Wollaton family, dated 1690, and another at the west end to the Ashbys, with remains of brasses to the Burdett family: the communion plate was presented by Sir Edward Cecil kt. Viscount Wimbledon, son of Thomas. 1st Earl of Exeter K.G. and is dated 1614: the church was thoroughly restored in 1868, and affords 250 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lowesby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lowesby (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Lowesby 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: