Thorpe Arnold, Leicestershire
Thorpe Arnold, a small village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, 1½ mile NE of Melton Mowbray, which is the Dearest railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Melton Mowbray. Acreage, 1788; population of the civil parish, 133; of the ecclesiastical with Brentingby, 205. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The living is a vicarage, united with Brentingby, in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £232 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Pointed style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. It has some good stained windows, and a Saxon font.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thorpe-Arnold St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Melton-Mowbray|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Thorpe Arnold:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Thorpe Arnold from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Thorpe-Arnold (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Thorpe Arnold 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: