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North Kilworth, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Kilworth, North, a village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands near the Grand Union Canal, the river Avon, and the boundary with Northampton, 5 miles E by S of Lutterworth, and has a station called Welford and Kilworth on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Rugby; telegraph office, Husbands Bos-worth. The parish comprises 2099 acres; population, 428. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £450, in the gift of the Belgrave family. The church, dedicated to St Andrew, is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, was restored and partly rebuilt in 1865, has a low tower with a spire, and contains a carved oak lectern, and a modern stone and marble font. There are a Baptist chapel and a few small charities.

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 parishNorth Kilworth St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLutterworth 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1554.

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



Church of England

St. Clement (parish church)

The church of St. Clement is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, two aisles, north porch and an embatlled western tower, with spire, containing a clock and 5 bells, two dated 1641, one 1764, one 1853 and one undated: an arcade with clustered piers and foliated capitals divides the nave from the south aisle, built at the time of the restoration of the chnrch in 1864: the arcade on the north side is Early English and the piers have no capitals: the east and west windows and two others are stained: two chancel chairs were given by the parish to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee in 1897 of Queen Victoria: the church was restored and resealed in 1864, and has 230 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 North Kilworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of North Kilworth 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE17
Post TownLutterworth