Little Stretton, Leicestershire

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Little Stretton
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Approaching Little Stretton
Little Stretton is located in Leicestershire
Little Stretton
Little Stretton
Little Stretton shown within Leicestershire
OS grid reference SK668001
Civil parish
  • Little Stretton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LE2
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°35′42″N 1°00′52″W / 52.595043°N 1.014538°W / 52.595043; -1.014538Coordinates: 52°35′42″N 1°00′52″W / 52.595043°N 1.014538°W / 52.595043; -1.014538

Little Stretton (otherwise Stretton Parva) is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The population is included in the civil parish of Burton Overy.

Within the parish, to the west of Little Stretton village, lies a deserted medieval village called Stretton Magna (or Great Stretton).

Gartree Road, a Roman Road, runs through the parish, adjacent to both Little and Great Stretton, and is the reason for those settlements' names (see: Stretton).

Parish Church[edit]

St Giles' Church, Great Stretton

The church of Little Stretton is The Chapel of Ease, St Clement, Stretton Parva (in the Parish of St John the Baptist King's Norton, Leicestershire)

Rectors, Vicars and Patrons[edit]

  • 1220 William de Kibworth
  • 1234 Robert de Diwurne
  • 1238 William Ordiz
  • 1261 Simon de Slybur
  • 1287 Roger de Barneburg
  • 1391 Richard Dollesdon
  • 1534 Thomas Burg
  • 1560 Thomas Tookie
  • 1671 James Rosse
  • 1714 William Wallis
  • 1726 Francis Miles
  • 1733 Thomas Milward
  • 1737 John Vann
  • 1749 William Ludlam
  • 1783 Thomas Rogers
  • 1788 Richard Walker
  • 1826 Thomas Charles Ord
  • 1844 Hugh Palliser de Costobadie
  • 1887 Caleb Eacott
  • 1911 Hubert Woodall Brown
  • 1938 Walter Ricon Davis
  • 1948 John Sydney Lewis David
  • 1951 Frank Allen Cox
  • 1956 Edward Hudspith
  • 1963 Derek Henry Kingham
  • 1973 Albert Edward Kemp
  • 1983 Roger Wakeley
  • 1988 Ashley Frederick Bruce Cheeseman
  • 2010 John Morley
  • 2012 Vacant

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Little Stretton, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons