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

 

 

Charities

Charities

Before the establishment of the Welfare State land and property was donated by well disposed persons for the poor, education or for the use of the Town for road maintenance etc..

 

 

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Charities Detail

Before the establishment of the Welfare State land and property was donated by well disposed persons for the poor, education or for the use of the Town for road maintenance etc..

 

 

Charities Summary

An explanation of how official charities developed from donations from well disposed persons. A number of Lutterworth charities are listed with their donors.

 

 

Elkingtons Charity 020412

Richard Elkington of Shawell gave £50 in his will to be held in trust, the interest to go towards five poor tradesmen in Lutterworth and Leicester. The Corporation of Leicester were the trustees but it was mismanaged and finished up in the Court of Chancery.

 

 

Elkington's Charity

Richard Elkington of Shawell, in 1607, donated property to the parishes of Lutterworth and St. Martin’s Leicester the rent from which was to be lent to five poor tradesmen from each parish.