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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.

 

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:41

The White House and Nonconformity

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The White House (The Crown Inn), 51 and 53 Leicester Road, Kibworth Harcourt. After the Restoration, Kibworth Harcourt became a centre of Protestant dissent. John Jennings moved to Kibworth Harcourt in 1690 and established himself as pastor of the dissenters (see St-wilfrids-church-history-part2 Modern). A building, the Meeting House, was licensed for Presbyterian worship and was situated in the yard of the Crown Inn which later became the White House. This was also the site of Jennings's Dissenting Academy – this was a college run by those who did not conform to the Church of England, i.e. were dissenters. These Dissenting…

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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, 23 October 2017 11:52

Kibworth Harcourt Village Centre

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Kibworth Harcourt Village Centre
 Where Main Street, leads into Albert Street the road widens at the junction and is fronted by The Old House, a superb Carolean Grade I Listed house of 1678 (see Early Modern/The Old House). The curved iron railings of the Old House on Main Street encroach on the space which once formed a market area and where stood a market cross along with the village pump, and a water trough.

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    Land Family and Inheritance in Transition, Cecily Howell

    Story of England, Michael Wood

    http://www.visitoruk.com

    History and Antiques of the County of Leicester, John Nichols, 1795

They were the land girls who fought the Nazis from fields of Leicestershire – growing and farming food for an Allied army which marched on its stomach. And now, those members of the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Timber Corps have received official recognition for helping preserve our freedom during both World Wars. Kibworth Harcourt residents, Betty Ward, 86, and Rose Holyoak, 88, were among more than 2,000 local Leicestershire and Rutland women who were awarded a veteran’s badge of honour by the Government in respect of their services in the summer of 2008. Rose Holyoak and Betty Ward…

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  • Year 2008
Manor House has medieval origins and is a Grade II listed building. Originally a peasant house in the 14th century, it became the Bailiff’s house in the 15th and 16th centuries. After that it was a yeoman farmer’s house however it has never been a Manorial House. Adam Brown, a merchant of considerable standing, lived in the house which later became known as Manor House although it is shown in Merton College archives as ‘Brown’s  Place’ no doubt because Adam Brown and his family lived there during the 14th and 15th centuries.  Dendrochronological investigation when the Story of England TV…
Philip Doddridge was born after thirty-six hours labour in London in 1702. He was the last of twenty children of Daniel Dandridge, a prosperous merchant, and his wife, Monica. Philip and his sister Elizabeth were the only survivors of the twenty children. From an early age his mother began to teach him the history of the Old New Testament In his youth, Philip Doddridge was educated first by a tutor employed by his parents and he was later boarded at a private school in London. In 1712 he attended a grammar school at Kingston-upon-Thames where he studied under the Rev…

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:32

Domesday Book entry - Chiborne = Kibworth

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Entry from the Domesday Book (1086) for the Gartree Wappentake (Area) including section on Chiborne = Kibworth. Translation below on 4 pages.

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  • Year 1086

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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 July 2017 12:21

Stained glass windows in St Wilfrid's Church

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STAINED GLASS descriptions in St Wilfrid's Church starting with the north window to the right of the north porch (Harcourt side), proceed clockwise around the church : each description gives subject, inscription, date and artist.  Photographs will be added as obtained, although one photo of the stained glass depicting Walter de Merton in the bell tower, that is only visible inside the bell tower, is shown (see 13 below). 1. North Aisle: The Raising of Lazarus (John 11).  Scrolls above - I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25; inscribed below: He cried with a loud voice / Lazarus come…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 23:10

A sobering thought

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During the sorting and archiving of St Wilfrid’s Parish records in the mid 1990s, a number of interesting documents came to light.  One such document which was written by James Beresford (Rector, 1812-1841) for distribution throughout Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby (the ‘three townships’) is reprinted here together with the article that was delivered to every household.  Clearly the community must have been suffering from considerable drunkenness for this step to be taken!  What effect would such a step have today?  Would we need to replace drunkenness with drug addiction? Kibworth Rectory, Aug 17. 1834    In the…

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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.
Many local people still remember Canon Edward Fletcher (1902-1933). The antics of his dozen-ish children will also be remembered as they ‘terrorised’ the village for a generation (including air-gun attacks on people as they walked past the church!); several of them achieved distinction in their own right including Anthony, who himself was ordained, spent time in North Africa with the Army during the second world war and finally emigrated to become a fruit farmer in Canada. He recently returned to Kibworth for a visit in 1995 at the age of 85, and he had not been in Kibworth since a…

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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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