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Stonesby, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Stonesby, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, 4½ miles N of Saxby station on the Syston and Peterborough branch of the M.R., and 6 NE of Melton Mowbray. Post town, Melton Mowbray; money order and telegraph office, Waltham. Acreage, 1423; population, 231. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £80. The church, which was restored in 1875, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and there are some small charities.

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 parishStonesby St. Peter 
Poor Law unionMelton-Mowbray 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray