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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.

 

Sunday, 07 July 2019 15:55

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - Part 3

Written by David Adams
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.
Sunday, 07 July 2019 15:36

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - Part 2

Written by David Adams
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.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 10:59

The Kibworth Harcourt Manor 1235-1301

Written by David Adams
Part 1  In 1235-36 Richard de Harcourt was holding land in Kibworth from the Earl of Warwick, and it is probable that this was the manor of Kibworth Harcourt. The Harcourt family retained the manor until 1265 at which time the size of the manor was calculated for Exchequer purposes and gives an insight into the estate and its value; One mesuage and 10 virgates in demense worth £7 12s 0d., 18½ virgates in villeinage of land, each virgate being worth 16s per annum. Rents from free tenements and cottars amount to 38s 10d. per annum. Fixed rent from 1 virgate free…

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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.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 08:58

Kibworth Hall

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On the north-east boundary of Kibworth Harcourt and to the east of Carlton Road stands Kibworth Hall, a grade ll listed building. The Hall is a square Georgian mansion standing in an extensive park and has an embattled parapet and hoodmoulds to the windows. Internally there was a fine staircase with an iron balustrade. Built c1825 by the Humfrey family who lived in the Old House, Kibwirth Harcourt. (See The Old House-Early Modern) John Benjamin Humfrey and his wife Charlotte moved into the newly built Hall. When John Benjamin Humfrey died in 1864 his son and heir Richard Buckley Humfrey…

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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.
Thursday, 04 April 2019 10:38

Kibworth Railway Station

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Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company formed in 1844 and ceased trading in 1922. The company opened Kibworth railway station in 1857 on what is now the Midland Main Line. Plans had been made in 1847 for a line from Leicester to Bedford but this did not materialise. The Midland Railway Company was running to Rugby at that time and was dependant on the London and North Western Railway for its path into London. The company was looking for an alternative route and a plan to route a line from Leicester to Bedford was reconsidered. This improved the possibilities of a railway station at or near Kibworth…

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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.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:29

THE OLD HOUSE KIBWORTH HARCOURT Part 2

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In 1609 William Parker (the elder) purchased the land where The Old House is currently situated. There were several cottages on this land and by 1635 they had been replaced by a stone house which faced to the north (not the present Old House). William Parker was succeeded by his son William Parker (the younger) and by 1678 he had built the Old House. When William Parker the younger’s son Geffrey, who had inherited the estate, died in 1714 the estate in Kibworth Harcourt included two mansions (The Old House and the stone mansion on the site of current White…

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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.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:21

THE OLD HOUSE KIBWORTH HARCOURT - part 1

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The Old House Main Street (front) aspect The Old House stands at the junction of Albert Street and Main Street in Kibworth Harcourt. The house, dating from 1678 and the garden walls are Grade 1 Listed Buildings. The house is a red brick building with stone dressings and is remarkable for its period, both because of the use of brick is early for this district and as an example of the fully developed Renaissance house which is rare in Leicestershire before the beginning of the 18th century. The house consists of two stories, cellars, and attics. It is approximately rectangular in shape…

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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.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:03

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - part 1

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Museum, The Kibworth and District Chronicle, The Public Records Office, London, Dr David Postles, Leicester University
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