Peckleton Parish Council

Serving the people of Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory and Stapleton

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Clerk: Mrs Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire
LE9 9GF

Tel: 07818 261585

Village History

This page provides resources for discovering more about the history of your village. It is available for people in the community to add historical photos and information about the village.

If you would like us to add some additional information about the history of any of the villages within Peckleton parish or the people who have lived here, please contact the Clerk with details.

Peckleton

We would appreciate some more information about the history of Peckleton. Please contact the Clerk if you have any further details.

Kirkby Mallory

We would appreciate some more information about the history of Kirkby Mallory. Please contact the Clerk if you have any further details.

Stapleton

We would appreciate some more information about the history of Stapleton. Please contact the Clerk if you have any further details.

Researching Local History

Old documents

Some guidance developed by the Record Office for working with historical documents dating back to the period of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1752.

Before 1752, the year began on Lady Day, 25 March and ended on 24 March. Earlier documents dated between 1 January and 24 March may be referred to with two years; for example, 1 January 1745/6.

In 1752, England adopted the Gregorian calendar which the rest of Europe had been using for almost two hundred years. In 1582, when Europe had changed from the Julian calendar that had been introduced by the Romans, Pope Gregory decided to remove the excess days that had been accumulated by the inaccuracies of the Julian calendar. When England adopted the Gregorian system of dating, the same adjustment had to be made.

So it was that in 1752 for the first time the year began on 1 January. In order to adjust the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, 2 September was followed by 14 September. From then onwards England and the rest of Europe have shared the same calendar.