Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire
Ratcliffe Culey, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Sheepy Magna parish, Leicestershire, bounded on the N by a stream called Saynte (a tributary of the Sence), and on the W by the Sence, 2 miles NE of Atherstone station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Atherstone. Acreage, 1238; population, 220. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Sheepy Magna, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early Decorated style, of which the chancel is a very good specimen, the sedilia being almost unique. It consists of chancel, nave, and an embattled. western tower and spire with two bells.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Sheepy Magna|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Ratcliffe Culey:
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Sheepy Magna & Ratcliffe Culey:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ratcliffe Culey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ratcliffe-Culey)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Ratcliffe Culey 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: