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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.

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Land and Property

Land and Property

These inventories gives some idea of the standard of living of some of the populace during the seventeenth century. Whilst the assessments of 1849 show the property size, ownership and value of the Lutterworth townsfolk.
The 1509 Terrier was actually a survey of the land and property which composed the Parish of Lutterworth instigated by the duke of Suffolk when he was Lord of the Manor.
Church Terriers were surveys made on behalf of the Church to confirm their land and property ownership.
In 1789 an act for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Fields of Lutterworth was passed opening a new era for Lutterworth.
The most infamous of Lutterworth’s Lords was probably the Duke of Suffolk who was put to death and had his lands sequestrated in 1554 for rebelling against Mary Tudor.
A number of court cases were brought to confirm the right of the monopoly of certain mills.