1912 Kelly's Directory - Kirby Muxloe

The following transcription is the Kirby Muxloe section from the 1912 Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire.

Kirby Muxloe, situated on a pleasant eminence, is a township, small village and chapelry in the parish of Glenfield, with a station three-quarters of a mile distant on the Leicester and Burton branch of the Midland Railway, and is 5 miles west from Leicester and about 7 east-north-east from Market Bosworth, in the Southern division of the county, Sparkenhoe hundred, Blaby union, Leicester petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Guthlaxton (first portion), archdeaconry of Leicester and diocese of Peterborough. By Local Government Board Order a detached part of Leicester Forest East parish was transferred in 1885 to Kirby Muxloe. The church of St. Bartholomew is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low western tower, containing 3 bells: a stained window was inserted in 1897: in 1891 a vestry was built and in 1901 the church was redecorated and a new organ provided: there are 200 sittings. The living is a chapelry, annexed with Braunstone to the rectory of Glenfield, joint net yearly valuie £330, with residence, in the gift of Major R. Winstanley, and held since 1899 by the Rev. Octavius Philpott M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge, who resides at Glenfield: the Rev. Henry Claude Gannell B.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, has been resident curate here since 1911. There is a Baptist chapel, erected in 1881 and rebuilt in 1897. Here are the remains of a castle, partly overgrown with Ivy. The principal landowners are Major Richard Winstanley, of Braunstone Hall, who is lord of the manor, Col. Thomas and the trustees of the late C. A. Carlyon esq. The soil is sand: subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley, and some land in pasture. The area is 1,865 acres of land and 1 of water; rateable value, £7,572: the population in 1911 was 1,063.

Parish Clerk, Edward Hyatt

Post. M. O., T. O. & Telephonic Express Delivery Office. – James Dale, sub-post-master. Letters arrive from Leicester at 6.10a.m. & 3.15 p.m.: dispatched at 11.15 a.m. & 7.15 & 8.45 p.m.

Wall Letter Box, near Station, cleared daily at 11.35 a.m. & 6.35 & 9.5 p.m. sunday excepted.

The Council school (mixed), erected in 1911 for 230 scholars: Average attendance, 158: Harry Holmes, master.

A large & handsome school (mixed), in the Swiss style, with master’s house attached, built here in 1858 by the late J. B. Winstanley esq. & restored in 1898 is now used as a sunday school

Railway Station, Joseph William Griffin, station master

Carriers to Leicester. – John H. Wood, wed. fri. & sat.: Edward Wheatley, wed. fri. & sat


Bass George, Castledene

Bennett Henry Swain, Holmewood

Black John W. Sunnydene

Bollard Harry, Hill crest

Bosworth William, Forest view

Bowles John W. C. The Beeches

Brown Edward, Rosendene

Brown Thomas, Faleide

Brown Thomas E. Carisbrook

Clarke John, Milber

Dalrymple William

Dowell John Henry, Castle villa

Eaton John William

Elworthy William, Forest house

Farwell Mrs. The Grove

Forth Rev. Jacob Coupland (Baptist). Church road

Gannell Rev. Henry Claude B.A. (curate in charge)

Garfit Charles Corringham M.B.

Gascoigne Mrs. Walton lodge

Goodship Arthur, Heatherlea

Grice Robert, Woodbank

Harding Mrs. Sutton, The Towers

Healey Ebenezer, Westleigh

Hensman Thomas

Hewett Leicester. Wahnfried

Hewitt Mrs Francis, Walberton

Hollis Thomas, The Barncroft

Hopps Frank, The Cottage

How Frederick Fielding

Hughes George, Highfields

Humphreys Rev. John David Thomas (Baptist). Milica

Islip Francis, The Chalet

Johnson George Crawford, Killarney

Johnson Miss, Blythe cottage

Kendall Mrs. Moel Llys

Kilby Charles w. Elmstead

Knibb Herbert, The Glen

Ladkin William, The Poplars

Mason Mrs Clifton house

Mason William M. Mayfield

Mee Gilbert, The Homestead

Moss Thomas, Eastleigh

Newbery Leonard, Ashleigh

O’Connor Capt. Jn. Edwd. R.A.M.C., M.B., D.P H. (medical officer of health for Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire Combined Sanitary District), White Lodge

Odell Mrs. Hillside

Oram The Misses

Pabst Eric, Fernleigh

Paul Joseph, Barron Park

Porter Jas. The Lindens, Elms estate

Potter Sydney Boyes, Rosenheath

Preston Reuben Robinson, The Hawthorns

Reynolds Thomas Bennett

Richardson Melville D.R. Stamford ho

Rose Edward Percy, The Spinneys

Sargeantson Capt. Cecil

Sharp Miss, Forest lodge

Simpkiss William

Stevenson Arthur, Forest cottage

Sturgess Walter

Tyler Sydney Elmcroft

Walker Mrs, South Field house

Ward John W. Castle cottage

Warner Allan, The Firs

Westland Miss, The Old White house

Wheeler Samuel, The Rowans

Williamson John W

Wilshere Herbt, Wm, The Old house

Winfray Frank Cooper J.P. The Links

Wisdish William


Archer Arthur, farmer

Armson & Hollis, builders

Berkley James, boot maker

Bell John, gas fitter

Bosworth Philip, Royal Oak P.H.

Bowden James, shopkeeper

Bowley Bros. Agricultural machine owners

Brentnall George Arthur, farmer

Chesterton John, blacksmith

Chesterton Mary Elizh. (Mrs), aparts

Clarke C & Sons, farmers

Co-operative Society Ltd, (Mrs Fanny West, manageress)

Davey Albert, shopkpr & beer retailer

Davey John, news agent

Ellis Joseph & Sons Limited, coal & lime merchants, Railway station

Foulds, Walter, com trav Clydesdale

Fox William, farmer

Freckleton Forester Stenson, farmer & grazier, Castle farm

Garfit Charles Corringham M.B., Ch B. Vict. surgeon & medical officer & public health vaccinator Glenfield district, Blaby union

Garratt Alfred, painter

Haddon Ida W. (Miss) teacher of pianoforte

Hardy Cooper, tailor

Harris George James L.R.C.P.,Lond, M.R.C.S. Eng. Surgeon (calls here) medical officer and public vaccinator Ansty district, Barrow-on-Soar union, & certifying factory surgeon

Harrison Samuel, wheelwright

Hollis James, builder, see Armson & Hollis

Hudson William Edward, butcher

Hutchinson Edward, baker

Ireland, Henry, plumber

Madder Edward, baker & shopkeeper

Mason Florence (Mrs), dressmaker

Mason Frederick, builder

Moore Jsph wheelwright & carpenter

Moore Mary J. (Miss), shopkeeper

Odell Sarah (Miss), private school

Russell John, shopkpr. & beer retailer

Sharp Elizabeth (Mrs) boarding house, Forest lodge

Sharp Newton, joiner & carpenter

Sturgiss Walter E. cycle agent

Wheatley Edward, carrier

Wheatley Lucy, (Miss) dress maker

Wookey Augustus, grocer

Wright Samuel, shoe maker