• Hathern or Heathen ?

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    05 December 2018 Original articles
    In July 1997 Alan Forsdick produced a dissertation for Nottingham University which was an examination of rural life in Hathern from 1800 to 1850. The aim was to test a hypothesis put forward by Lucy P...
  • Whatton House : a listed building

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    05 December 2018 Web links
    The following description is to be found on the historicengland.org.uk website. Details Gardens, mostly late C19 and including a Chinese Garden, and a landscape park associated with an early C19 count...
  • John Heathcoat : a biography

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    05 December 2018 Original articles
    The following article (and many more related to hosiery) can be found on the Nottinghamshire History website. JOHN HEATHCOAT, (d. 1861, aged 78). John Heathcoat was one of the greatest benefactors tha...
  • A vision of Britain : statistics for Hathern

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    05 December 2018 Web links
    A Vision of Britain through Time brings together historical surveys of Britain to create a record of how the country and its localities have changed. It is based at the University of Portsmouth. On th...
  • Workhouse admissions from Hathern in 1913 -1915

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    04 December 2018 Local records
    The following are Hathern people who are recorded as having been admitted to and/or discharged from Loughborough Union Workhouse. (obtained from Wigston Records Office) The following records are of Ha...
  • Hathern Charity Estate 1899

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    04 December 2018 Local records
    Below you can see the document that records the Charity Commission's approval of the scheme called the Hathern Charity Estate.The date of approval is given as 21st April 1899 following an application...
  • Newspaper cuttings : work and play

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    03 December 2018 News and Journal articles
    Here you can see a few cuttings from around the 1980s concerning the the Community Centre, leisure activities - Women's Institute, Drama Society and Cricket Club, the School and Youth Club, farms, the...
  • Sanctuary and cell : framework knitting

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    30 November 2018 Web links
    Here you can see an interesting Youtube video about framework knitting produced for the Ruddington museum
  • School logs 1891 - 1924 : the interesting bits

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    29 November 2018 Original articles
    Elsewhere on this site you can see the full transcription of school logs rightup to 1980. However what you can see here is an extract of all the best bits from 1891 to 1924 as selected by Alan Forsdyk...
  • Population statistics from 1377 to 1891

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    28 November 2018 Local records
  • Study of school 1863 to around 1890

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    You can see several of the school logs in their entirety (except for names of children) elsewhere on this website. Here you can see the results of a study made by Alan Forsdick of the school in the se...
  • Potted history of the Catholic Church

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    Here you can see a brief history of Catholicism in Hathern - the first converts in the mid-nineteenth century, the influence of the Phillipps family and the acquisition of the church on Green Hill. Fr...
  • Start of nonconformism in Hathern

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    28 November 2018 Local records
    The following are snippets recorded by Alan Forsdick, most significantly the registration of a dissenting house in 1765.
  • Hathern in 1837

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    28 November 2018 Local publications
    The following small article was in Alan Forsdick's collection. I'm not sure where it was from but it mentions the gift of a peice of ground for the 'healthy and manly diversion of cricket' :-
  • De Lisle, March and Phillipps families

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    Here you can find an article by Dr. Andree Bagley entitled "The De Lisle, March and Phillipps families and their connections with Hathern Parish Church".
  • Probate inventory Robert Chawner 1640

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    28 November 2018 Local records
  • Manorial Roll 1765

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    28 November 2018 Local records
    A new item has been added to the Residence/Gazetteers menu.It is the Manorial Roll for 1765, thiteen years before the Enclosure Award.
  • Rectory : earliest record

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    27 November 2018 Local records
    Below you can see information taken from Glebe Terriers - records of the church for 1601, 1674, 1679, 1690, 1697,1701, 1708 and 1724. The 1601 reference is I think the earliest known reference - in th...
  • Trades in 1840s

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    27 November 2018 Local records
    On this site in the "Residence" menu you can see many trade directories (sometimes called gazetteers) form the C19th and C20th. There are quite a few more to be found in Loughborough local history sec...
  • Sale catalogue 1874

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    26 November 2018 Local records
    The following is an analysis by Alan Forsdick of a house sale in 1874. It includes a list of the buyers.I think that the John George Jimms(?) mentioned may be George Timms mentioned in the 1846 gazett...
  • More probate inventories

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    26 November 2018 Local records
    Probate inventories for the following people -John Borbedge 1661 -John Bowley 1660 -William Boyer 1661 -William Boyer 1658 -William Heartshorne 1661 -Margaret Savage 1639 -Henry Topper 1634 Transcribe...
  • Map of industries in the nineteenth century

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    26 November 2018 Local publications
    The following is from the History Society book of 1985 entitled "A look back at Hathern"
  • Deaths by age : 2011 vs. 1730 -1890

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    26 November 2018 Original articles
    From gravestones in Hathern churchyard, Alan Forsdyck analysed the average age at which people died in the period 1730 to 1890. The graph below shows the results and compares them with national figure...
  • Houses of Hathern by Alan Forsdick

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    26 November 2018 Original articles
    In the 1990s Alan Forsick, then a resident of Hathern,carried out many intensive studies of Hathern's history. One of these can be viewed here, a fascinating analysis of the old houses still standing...
  • Biographies of Hathern rectors etc.

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    25 November 2018 Original articles
    Biographies prepared by Dr.. Andree Bagley. People listed are Thomas Allsop, John Aylmer, Gabriel Armstrong, Andrew Glen, Thomas Heath, William Middleton, Sir William Gordon K.B., William Bayley Cocke...
  • Richard Hartshorne (1641-1722) : Settler of the Jersey Shore

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    24 November 2018 Original articles
    Richard Hartshorne (sometimes Hartshorn) was born in Hathern in 1641 to William Hartshorn, a husbandman and Katherine. Richard, a Quaker, was educated as a lawyer and emigrated to the Rhode Island Col...
  • WW1 remembrance display

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    14 November 2018 Original articles
    In 1918, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War, a display in Hathern Church paid tribute to those boys and men who died for their country and are remembered on the brass tablet in th...
  • Plaster mill at Zouch

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    14 September 2018 Web links
    Here on Zouch.Webs.com you can see history of mill from its first mention in the Domesday book,
  • The Lower Soar and the Loughborough Navigation

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    13 September 2018 Local publications
    In 1985 a Loughborough University thesis was produced about the lower Soar. It is over 300 pages long but searching within the document will return twenty refernces to Hathern. Of particular interst a...
  • Anchor day book

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    17 August 2018 Local records
    Below are scans of the Anchor Day Book from the mid-C19th. Each section contains about 5 pages and lists the delivery of strikes of malt etc. to residents and pubs in the village, Loughborough and all...
  • Robert Bakewell in hall of fame

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • Ploughing demonstration 1937

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    25 July 2018 Book extracts
    Source. The countryside between the wars 1918 -1940 page 39 This photograph taken at a machinery demonstration held at Hathern shows the difficulty of adjusting the self-lift trailed tractor plough in...
  • Plane crash near Hathern in 1937

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • New organ in church 1913-14

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • Church cottage

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    24 July 2018 Original articles
    As you look up Church Street from the Cross, you can see several old cottages on the right. The last of these, opposite the rectory and next to the church is one of the oldest houses in the village -...
  • Naws cottage on Tanners Lane (Swan backwards)

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    22 July 2018 Houses
    As you walk up Tanners Lane towards the Leys you will see Naws cottage just past the barn of May farm. To people of a certain age this is best remembered as the surgery for Doctor Swan in the late 196...
  • Historic Hathern's wicked ways

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    20 July 2018 Local publications
    The following article is from 'Leics and Rutland Life' May 2005
  • Dales Farm House on Narrow Lane

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    19 July 2018 Houses
    At the corner of Narrow Lane and Dovecote Street you can see the imposing sight of Dales Farm House, one of the houses featured in the 2018 wine walk. This has a long and interesting history. Below, r...
  • 1939 register

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    16 July 2018 Local records
    In December 1938 it was announced in the House of Commons that in the event of war, a National Register would be taken that listed the personal details of every civilian in Great Britain and Northern...
  • Non-conformists : the Primitive Methodists

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    09 July 2018 Original articles
    The Primitive Methodists, sometimes known as "The Ranters" were one of the four non-conformist groups that were active in Hathern from the mid C19th century.
  • Village rates map 1824

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    20 June 2018 Local records
    This is the map of 1824 Hathern with all the named head of each household. A truly valuable source of information.

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