South Croxton, Leicestershire
Croxton, South, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, on an affluent of the river Wreak, 4 miles SSE of Brooksby station on the M.R., and 7 SW of Melton-Mowbray. Post town, Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Syston. Acreage, 1663; population, 234. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is old but good. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||South Croxton St. John The Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Barrow-upon-Soar|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1662; the portion from 1770 to 1800 is missing, but from 1800 it is perfect and in good condition.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for South Croxton:
Church of England
St. John (parish church)
The church of St. John is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, with additions of the Decorated period: the font is circular, Early Norman in date, c. 1120, with curious interlacing and figure carving: the church consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and western tower with spire, containing 4 bells, dated 1636: the spire is Early English, and the outer surface of the tower is a casing of Decorated work of about 1355, changing the broach spire and tower into an embattled form: there is a heraldic brass to Mrs. Chambers, dated 1578, and an ancient font: there are 157 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for South Croxton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Croxton, South (St. John The Baptist))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of South Croxton 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: