We are the Local History Society for the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston, in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire.

We are gradually building up this website to include information about our society, the history of our parish and information for family historians.

If you have any information or photos of Thurcaston or Cropston we would love to hear from you. We will not publish any material you provide without your permission. Please contact us.

Our Society

Our next meeting

* A talk on British Coins by Wendy Scott

* Chance to see coins found in our villages

Tuesday 21 May,  7:30pm

To be held at Richard Hill School, Anstey Lane,
Thurcaston    LE7 7JA

Note change of venue for this meeting only.


View our programme for the year

Where we meet

Thurcaston church

NB:  For the May meeting (only) we will be at Richard Hill School, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston.    LE7 7GA

The Harrison Room at All Saints' Church, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston.

Enter the churchyard, but do not go to the main church entrance.   Take the path on the right which goes in front of the church and follow it round to the door of the Harrison Room.

Directions to the church

Our publications


The Society has published a number of booklets about our parish and the people associated with it.

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Family History

Parish Records

Thurcaston parish records date from 1561 to the present day, with some gaps.

Transcriptions of some records are available.

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Graveyard Survey

The epitaphs on the churchyard gravestones have been transcribed.

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