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Exton Parish Council

Serving the people of Exton

Exton church

Clerk: Jo Downton
4 Blacksmiths Lane, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AJ

St Peter & St Paul Exton Parish Records and Graveyard Survey

Exton History Group has carried out a survey of the Parish Church graveyard and produced plans of all the recorded graves with names of those interred there. Below is a plan of the whole of the churchyard. This was divided into Sections A,B,C,D,E,F. The Garden of Remembrance is included in Section B. To search a section by Surname click on the link below e.g. Section A Exton Churchyard. To the left of the surname is the Grave Reference e.g. A1/01. [SectionA/Row 1/Grave Number 1]. Then click on the 'Section A Plan' to find the position of the relevant grave. Unfortunately some stones are illegible. It may be that some more will be added during the coming months when they will be revisited to see if it is at all possible to decipher them in better light.

Parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials in Exton (1597-1812) are also included. These may be of interest to anyone wishing to trace earlier family history connections to Exton.

A small number of gypsy burials and baptisms in Exton were discovered through our research although unfortunately no indication so far has been found of their final resting place.

These records are an on going project and will be updated whenever new information comes to hand. A similar project was undertaken to record the memorial inscriptions in the Roman Catholic burials ground in Exton Park. [See St Thomas of Canterbury, Exton].

Any queries should be addressed to annetteoliver63@gmail.com

Hard copies of both surveys are stored at:
The Record Office for Leicestershire and Rutland
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Leicester
LE18 2AH
Tel 0116 2671080
http://www.leics.gov.uk/recordoffice

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Exton Churchyard survey was inspired by the late Mrs Pam Drinkall

Exton History Group Researchers:

Pam Drinkall
Meryl Hart
Annie Lea
Nigel Lea
Ed & Sally Miller
Annette Oliver
Margaret Smithers
Bernadette Wallace
[Compiler: Annette Oliver]

Exton History Group are indebted to:

Nigel Lea for supplying a graveyard plan
Kit Swinfen for details of memorials inside the Church
Stephen Ware for IT assistance
Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
Laura for the transcript of early Exton Parish records
Rutland County Museum
Keith Shelvey for WW1 Records


A hard copy of the plans and name indexes is freely available for reference only in the Church for visitors to study
[please do not remove]

Documents available

Click on the link for the document to upload or view.

St Thomas of Canterbury, Exton, Catholic Burial Inscriptions

Plan of section B of Catholic graveyard

Plan of section C of Catholic graveyard

Section D of the plan of the Catholic graveyard

Please do not direct requests for information about genealogy or the history of Exton to the Clerk of the Council. Annette Oliver will attempt to assist with such requests if possible. Please contact at email address at the top of this page.