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Sapcote, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Sapcote, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, adjacent to the river Soar, the Fosse Way, and the Leicester and Nuneaton branch of the L. & N.W.R., 2½ miles SE of Elmsthorpe station, 4 E by S of Hinckley, and 10 SW of Leicester. It has a post office under Hinckley; money order and telegraph office. Stony Stanton. Acreage, 1555; population, 732. There is a parish council consisting of six. members. Sapcote is an ancient place, and was formerly the seat of the Bassett family, Barons Bassett of Sapcote, who had a castle here, now represented only by some portions of the moat. The chief industry is the quarrying of granite, which is carried on to a considerable extent. Roman antiquities and coins have been found, and there is a medicinal mineral spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £270 with residence. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, N porch, and an embattled western tower with spire. In the chancel are sedilia, a piscina, and an aumbry; there is an aumbry in the aisle, and there is a Norman font. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and five almshouses.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishSapcote All Saints 
HundredSparkenhoe 
Poor Law unionHinckley 

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 Sapcote:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1564-19161754-19401579-19311579-1918

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sapcote from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

DistrictBlaby
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLE9
Post TownLeicester