Stretton Parva, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

STRETTON PARVA, a chapelry, in the parish of King's-Norton, union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 6 miles(E. S. E.) from Leicester. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stretton Parva like this: STRETTON-PARVA, a chapelry in Kings Norton parish, Leicestershire; 3 miles N by E of Glenn r. station, and 5¾ SE of Leicester.

The chapel of ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST is situated on the west side of the village. It is built of ironstone with limestone dressings and consists of an aisleless nave and chancel under one roof with a west tower and south porch. It dates from the late 12th century to which period belong the west and side walls of the nave, including the north and south doorways. These both have round arches, simple abaci, and plain jambs, all of limestone. The south door has an outer order decorated with round-billet ornament; the north door is blocked, the result of an order made in 1832 and fulfilled by 1835.

From King's Norton', A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5: Gartree Hundred (1964), pp. 256-264. URL: Date accessed: 19 May 2011.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Billesdon Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

Probate records

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 246-250. Date accessed: 17 September 2012.