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Horninghold, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Horninghold, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, 1 mile E from Hallaton -station on the Market Harbrough and Newark Joint line of the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railways, 3½ miles W from the boundary with Rutland, and 8½ NE from Market Harborongh. There is a post office under Uppingham; money order and telegraph office, Hallaton. Acreage, 1218; population, 97. The manor belonged to Robert de Todemi, was given by him to Belvoir Priory, and belongs now to the Hardcastle family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, £196. The church is old but good, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire, and has a Norman doorway and a pillared octagonal font.

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 parishHorninghold St. Peter 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1661; the first four books are written on vellum, and are in good condition.

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



Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a low western tower with spire, containing 3 bells, dated 1628: there are 120 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Horninghold 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 Horninghold 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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough