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Rolleston, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Rolleston, a township and a chapelry in Billesdon parish, Leicestershire, 1½ mile SSE from Billesdon, and 5½ miles NE from Kibworth station on the M.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Billesdon, under Leicester. Acreage of township, 1094; population, 57. The manor belonged to the Heap family. It was sold, together with the advowson of the living of Billesdon-cum-Goadby-cum-Rolleston, to Lord Churchill in 1893. Eolleston Hall is a fine mansion of stone standing in the midst of some beautiful grounds. The living is a chapelry, annexed with Goadby to the vicarage of Billesdon. The church, which stands within the grounds of Rolleston Hall, is a building of stone in the Early English style. In the churchyard there is a well-preserved ancient cross.

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 
Civil parishBillesdon 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rolleston from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE7
Post TownLeicester