Welcome to LutterworthHistory.co.uk

LutterworthHistory.co.uk was born out of the desire to present a large archive of historical information about Lutterworth. This was collected over four years researching the history of Lutterworth whilst working on a project for the Victoria County History. The project aim was to document the history of the Parishes of Leicestershire. During this time a large amount of information about the history of Lutterworth was accumulated. Technology was embraced and a website created to showcase this interesting information in an easy-to-access format, with the hope of it being useful to schools, communities, researchers and people from all over the world.

We hope you enjoy discovering more about Lutterworth and if you have any questions or queries, please feel free to drop us an email: enquiries@lutterworthhistory.co.uk



Fields & Crops

Fields & Crops

Information about the fields and crops around Lutterworth.


Distribution of arable, pasture and meadow in Lutterworth. The number of sheep and cattle allowed to graze on the Common ie the stint.



General Husbandry

How the pasturing of the livestock on the common land was arranged. The average Husbandman's living arrangements and type of crops usually grown.

Open Fields Summary

Lutterworth’s Field names changed over time, Street, Middle and Thurnborough being the most  documented. Since late medieval times there have been moves to enclose the open fields by the fencing of previously open areas of land.



General Open Fields Summary

Extract from a book about Common Field and Farm Production by John Goodacre.

Lutterworth Field Boundaries

A map showing the position of the Three Fields in relation to the Town