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Welcome to the Kibworth Village Online Museum. Here you will find a range of artefacts about Kibworth and its people from pre-history down to contemporary times.

 

Gents Factory, Leicester Road andNew Road, Kibworth Harcourt Gents & Company Limited was established in Leicester in 1872 by John Thomas Gent and for over a century was a major manufacturer of electrical equipment. The Company was renowned for its electric clocks displayed on public buildings and railway stations all over the world and also made telephones, alarm systems, bells, transformers, signalling and recording equipment, as along with many other items. Their manufacturing base was the Faraday Works, Temple Road, Leicester. During World War ll the Company manufactured electrical parts for aircraft communications, radar, U-boat detection, clocks for shipping, and…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:17

The Kibworth Ox

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During excavations at the rear of Tudor Cottage, Weir Road, Kibworth Beauchamp in 1954 the skull, atlas, the top vertebrae which supports the skull, and metatarsal, the long bone in the foot, of a large Ox was uncovered.  Oxen were a large horned mammal that once roamed in herds across Europe including the United Kingdom but became extinct in these areas. The find resulted in Leicester University organising archaeological excavation of the site. Archaeologists recovered the skull, vertebrae and parts of the pelvis and limbs and these items have been preserved in the Leicester Museum From the bones recovered it…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Friday, 16 August 2019 09:58

Harcourt House and Marsh Drive

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Harcourt House, Harcourt Estate and Marsh Drive, Kibworth Harcourt Harcourt Estate fronts onto the A6 Leicester Road opposite the Coach and Horses Inn and Marsh Drive, which runs between the A6 Harborough Road and Langton Road, and are both 20th century developments. Prior to 1931 part of that area was occupied by Harcourt House which, for many rears had been the home of the Marriott family. (See Sir Charles Hayes Marriott MD, FRC- Modern). The gardens of Harcourt House occupied approximately 2 acres.   Harcourt House looking from Church Road Following the death of Sir Charles Marriott’s widow, Lady Marriott,…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 05 August 2019 10:11

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - Part 4

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The Parker Family - Coat of Arms (Or is it?) William Parker (the younger) built The Old House in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt in 1687 and the house became the Parker family home. The Old House has five windows to the first floor and the central one above the front entrance to the house is surmounted by a scrolled pediment containing a Coat of Arms depicted below:   Extensive research has been carried out in the official records of Arms and pedigrees at The College of Arms in relation to the Parker family of Kibworth Harcourt and the Arms displayed on…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 05 August 2019 09:37

The Coach and Horses Inn

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The Coach and Horses Inn, an 18th century Coaching Inn, situated on the old turnpike road in Kibworth at the junction of Church Road and the A6 Harborough Road. The turnpike Road was built in 1726 and ran from Scotland to London passing through Leicester, Kibworth and Market Harborough. (see The Turnpike Route Through Kibworth Harcourt-Early Modern) Originally a wooden pump and a horse trough with a mounting stone stood at the front of the Inn. The trough served as a watering place for horses using the turnpike Road and after the railway through Kibworth was completed in the mid…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 12:37

Sir Charles Hayes Marriott

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Sir Charles Hayes Marriott MD, FRCS, DL,  (1832 – 1910) Charles Hayes Marriott was born in Kibworth Harcourt on 18 October 1832, he was the son of John Marriott MRCS, and his wife Georgiana. The Marriott family had a history of medical practice in Kibworth, his father practiced for fifty five years and his grandfather also practiced in Kibworth for over fifty years. Charles attended Uppingham School and after leaving school went to Northampton Hospital where he was a pupil of Henry Terry, a Surgeon at the hospital. After three years' apprenticeship at Northampton Hospital he moved to University College…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
The transcripts of the documents are as accurate as possible although some words are indecipherable and those words are marked by a ▬. Copies of the original abstract documents precede the transcript The Last Will and Testaments of William Parker (the elder) and William Parker (the younger) Copy and transcript of the last will and testament of William Parker (the elder)

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Musuem, National Archies, Kew Gardens.
The transcripts of the documents are as accurate as possible although some words are indecipherable and those words are marked by a ▬. Photographs of the original abstract documents precede the transcript Abstracts of Mr Peach’s title to an estate in Kibworth Harcourt in the County of Leicester.

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Museum
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:54

John Theodore Kenney

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John Theodore Kenney (1911 – 1972) John Kenney was born in 1911. He studied at the Leicester College of Art in the Hawthorn Building in the Newarke.  After his graduation, Kenney joined J.E.Slater, the Kibworth-based firm of commercial artists for whom he worked for over forty years. It was at Slaters that he met his wife, Peggy. She was the daughter of a farming couple in Smeeton Westerby. The Second World War disrupted Kenney’s work, and he was called up.  He served with the 44th Searchlight Regiment and the 121st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.  He landed in Normandy on D-Day and, although…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:56

The Kibworth Harcourt Manor Deeds 1235-1301

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Part 2 Copies of Kibworth Harcourt Village Deeds c1235 to 1301 Each image of the fifteen deeds is followed by a typed version - where the words are legible!   1235-1247 Grant from Richard of Harcourt to Seker his son  of all his manor of Kibworth. Witness Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester; Sir Roger of Lueney, Earl of Winchester; Sir Robert of Lueney; Sir Philip Lunel; Sir Robert of Harecurt; Sir Henry of Harecurt; William of Harecurt; Thomas the Clerk (Liber Ruber fo. 29d.)   c1260 Grant from Saer de Harcourt, Knt., to John the Farrier (le Ferron), citizen…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
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