Walton on the Wolds, Leicestershire
Walton-on-the Wolds, a parish in Leicestershire, 2 miles NE of Barrow-upon-Soar station on the main line of the M.R. Post town, Longhborough; money order and telegraph office, Barrow-on-Soar. Acreage, 1549; population, 179. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £500 with residence. The church is a building of brick and stone in a style of 13th-century Gothic, consists of chancel, nave, and a western tower, and has some good stained windows. 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||Walton-On-The-Wolds St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Barrow-upon-Soar|
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 Walton on the Wolds:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Walton on the Wolds from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Walton-On-The-Wolds (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Walton on the Wolds 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: