Photo of Church of England parish church of St John the Baptist, Bisbrooke, Rutland. The church was built in 1871 and the tower was completed in 1914. The churchyard has a number of Ketton oolite headstones that pre-date the present church. by Dave, some rights reserved.

Bisbrooke Rutland Family History & Genealogy

Bisbrooke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland.

Alternative names: Bisbrook

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1665

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Bisbrooke

  • Uppingham
  • Preston
  • Wing
  • Seaton with Thorpe
  • Ayston
  • Lyddington
  • Glaston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bisbrook, a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland; 1 ½ mile E of Uppingham, and 2 NW of Seaton r. station. Post Town, Uppingham. Acres, 720. Real property, £2,031. Pop., 266. Houses, 58. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough-Value, £252. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is good. Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

BISBROOKE, a parish in the hundred of Wrandike, county of RUTLAND, 1¾ mile (E.) from Uppingham, containing 223 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Northampton, and diocese of Peterborough, rated in the king‘s books at £6. 0. 4. The Duke of Rutland was patron in 1811. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Here is a school with a trifling endowment.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


  • County: Rutland
  • Civil Registration District: Uppingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rutland
  • Poor Law Union: Uppingham
  • Hundred: Wrangdyke
  • Province: Canterbury