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South Croxton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishSouth Croxton St. John The Baptist 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionBarrow-upon-Soar 

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

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE7
Post TownLeicester