OLD PHOTOS OF EARL SHILTON

Click here to edit subtitle

Old Photos of 
Earl Shilton

Earl Shilton

From the Doomsday Book 1086

Land of Hugh of Grandmesnil in Guthlaxton Wapentake

in SHILTON (Sceltone).

5. C of land. In Lordship 3 Ploughs, with 1 slave. 10 villagers with a priest, 4 Freemen and 5 smallholders have 3 ploughs.

meadow, 12 acres; a mill at 16d;woodland 8 furlongs long and 3 wide.

the value was 5s; now 70s.

Earl Shilton,

a township and chapelry in the parish of Kirby Mallory, 4 miles from Hinckley, north-east, 6 north-west from Broughton Astley Station, 6 south-east from Market Bosworth, 9 miles south-west from Leicester, and 100 miles from London, in the hundred of Sparkenho, Union of Hinckley, and diocese of Peterborough. The living is a curacy, annexed to Kirkby Mallory rectory. The church is a very old building, with a tower, spire, and 3 bells. Here are four dissenting chapels, namely, for the Independents, the Baptists, the Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, also a free school. Petty sessions are held every alternate Tuesday. here are charities of about the value of £70 per annum. In 1841 the population was 2,220; the acreage 2,000; the manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. There is a court leet for 25 parishes. The Earls of Leicester had a castle here, of which the mount only remains. The people are mostly frame-work knitters. Lady Byron lets them 50 acres of land for spade husbandry.