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Parish History

BARWELL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Hinckley, hundred of Sparkenhoe, S. division of the county of Leicester, 2 miles (N. E. by N.) from Hinckley. There are chapels of ease at Potters-Marston and Stapleton, in the parish;and a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barwell like this:

BARWELL, a township in Blaby district, and a parish in Blaby, Hinckley, and Market-Bosworth districts, Leicester. The township lies 2 miles NNE of Hinckley r. station, and 6½ NE of Nuneaton. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120

Diocese of Leicester: Barwell Bap 1661 - 1976 Marr 1654 - 1993 (Banns to1986) Bur 1653 - 1887 - for later burials see Stapleton, Leicestershire
In addition this office holds the following Non Conformist registers:

Barwell Primitive Methodist Marr 1922-1965 referenceN/M/142/148-154

Barwell Primitive Methodist Bap 1899-1940 referenceDE 4055/4

Barwell Wesleyan Methodist Marr 1913-1978 reference N/M/142/155-161

Barwell Wesleyan Methodist Bap 1851-1910 referenceDE 4055/1

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438748.

Poor Law Unions

Hinckley Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Leicestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 164-168. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.


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