Thrussington is a parish in Leicestershire: Thrussington Parish Village Website has many photos and details its history and residents.
I studied for an MA in English Local History at the University of Leicester from 2012, and an early subject was enclosure. I chose Thrussington for my enclosure project as friend and former neighbour, Priscilla, had Barsby ancestors who lived here. From research into her family I was familiar with some of the Thrussington records held at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland. They include a field survey prepared in 1798 prior to enclosure that records each strip of land: its owner and tenant, quality and acreage. The enclosure award that describes how land was redistributed post-enclosure is also available.
It is not common for a field survey to survive, and when it came to choosing a subject for my dissertation I decided on Thrussington field-names. These were recorded in the 1798 field survey and earlier glebe records from the 17th century.
During the process I transcribed many manuscripts and I reckon these ought to be available to others, rather than confined to my laptop. Please get in touch about any that interest you.
Published July 2023