“Understanding yesterday, for the benefit of  today and tomorrow”

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‘Kibworth’s Gifted Poet - Anna Laetitia Barbauld

And her link with the Dissenters of Kibworth’

Researched and written by Pat Thomas

“Victorian Country Life -The Diaries of Henry Vere Packe”   Prepared by Norman Harrison

Transcribed by Jean Morris, these diaries cover the period 1857 to the 1890s when Packe was Vicar at Shangton, and give a fascinating insight into the life of a Victorian Clergyman.

“St Wilfrid’s Church, Kibworth. Churchyard Survey”   Prepared by David Holmes

Transcriptions of all readable memorials in existence at 31st December 2010, at St Wilfrid’s Churchyard.

With 60 pages, the book shows, in alphabetical order, a complete list of memorials, and includes a site plan and location map.

“Memorial Inscriptions at Kibworth Cemetery”

Transcriptions of all readable memorials  in existence at 31st December 2008, at Kibworth Cemetery. With 120 pages, the book includes an index to the 1839 persons mentioned, a complete record of each of the 1139 memorials, and plans to enable the reader to locate each grave.

“Memorial Inscriptions at Smeeton Westerby Graveyards”

Collated by George Weston & Norman Harrison.

Full transcriptions of all readable Memorial Inscriptions at Christ Church

and at the now closed Baptist Chapel

“A Land Girl Remembers” by Rose Holyoak

The life and experiences of a local Land Girl during the Second World War.

“Kibworth Cemetery 1893-2000” by George Weston

The history of the cemetery, including a list of everyone buried there between 1893 and 2000.

    “The 1891 Census of Kibworth & District       Volume 2 Kibworth Harcourt”

by George Weston

 Includes full transcripts of the census schedules and numerous old photographs.

“Kibworth’s Story with personal memories” by Geoff Ringrose

This is a combined edition of Geoff Ringrose’s books “A Kibworth Notebook”and “A Kibworth Miscellany”, with the kind permission of Mrs. P. Ringrose. This new edition contains additional notes and detailed location details

“The Grewcock Shop - Victorian & Edwardian Kibworth” by Sue Harris. Revised edition.

Detailed records kept by a village shopkeeper provide a fascinating insight to life

in the early 20th century.

 “The 1891 Census of Kibworth & District        Volume 1 Kibworth Beauchamp”

 by George Weston

Includes full transcripts of the census schedules and numerous old photographs.    

“Kibworth in 1851”  by Sue Harris & members of Kibworth History Society

A detailed analysis of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt,

and Smeeton Westerby, based on, and including,  the full1851 Census transcript.


Listed below are the many publications produced by the Society over the years. Although no longer available for purchase, many may be viewed at local libraries, Market Harborough Museum, and the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.