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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sapcote All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Hinckley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sapcote from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sapcote (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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