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Copt Oak, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Copt-Oak, an ecclesiastical parish in Markfield, Whitwick, Charley, Bardon, Newtown-Linford, and Ulverscroft parishes, Leicestershire, in Charnwood Forest, adjacent to the M.R., 2½ miles E from Bardon Hill station, and 7 SW from Loughborough. Post town, Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Markfield. Population, 438. The parish was constituted in 1860. The living is a vicarage, united with the Oaks, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint value, £173. Patrons, the Lords of Forest Manors.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1860.

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Copt Oak:



Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a western tower with pinnacles containing 6 bells: at the east end is a stained glass window, installed by public subscription, in memory of men from the parish who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-18: in 1889 the chancel was rebuilt and enlarged and reseated with oak, six new bells hung and an organ erected, at a cost of £3,050, by the late Mrs. Perry-Herrick: there are 200 sittings. At the entrance to the churchyard is an iron gate, erected in 1913 in memory of the Rev. W. R. Taggart, a former vicar of the parish.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


Online maps of Copt Oak 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:

DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE67