Place:Leicester St. Margaret, Leicestershire, England

NameLeicester St. Margaret
Alt namesSt. Margaret's, Leicestersource: another form
TypeParish (ancient), Township, Civil parish
Coordinates52.6404°N 1.1363°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGuthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Leicester, Leicestershire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1896
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following notes on the Church of England churches in the city of Leicester.

Leicester anciently had only 6 parishes:

  • Saint Mary's (north of the Newarke),
  • All Saints' (in High Cross street),
  • Saint Leonard's (destroyed in 1645),
  • Saint Margaret's (by Sanvey Gate),
  • Saint Martin's Collegiate (Town Hall Lane), and
  • Saint Nicholas (said to be the oldest church in Leicester).

A Vision of Britain through Time describes Leicester St. Margaret as an ancient parish, a township and a civil parish (until 1896) when the civil parishes which were formerly ecclesiastical parishes were all absorbed into the County Borough of Leicester.

The chapelry of Knighton was part of the parish of Leicester St. Margaret.

Research Tips

GENUKI states that David MANN has transcribed the St. Margaret's Parish Church Marriages from 1837 - 1897. The full transcription is available from the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society on microfiche or CD ROM.

  • Volume 4 of the Victoria County History - Leicestershire is devoted entirely to the city of Leicester. (London, 1958) British History Online. University of London.
  • From this Findmypast page you can browse the Leicestershire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Leicestershire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • For both of the above sites, a subscription is charged. Transcriptions of these records may also be available free of charge on the FamilySearch website.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Leicestershire.