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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

Leicester and its River

Adrian Lane

Tuesday 15 January

View our programme for the year 

Picture cropped from photo by Matt Neale from UK - Friars Mill, Leicester Uploaded by NotFromUtrecht, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13282943

Where we meet

Thurcaston church

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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