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Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishSheepy Magna 
HundredSparkenhoe 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1585-19161773-19401605-19311585-1991

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Sheepy Magna & Ratcliffe Culey:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
 1754-1772  

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ratcliffe Culey from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Ratcliffe Culey 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:

DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtCV9
Post TownAtherstone