updated 16/06/16

The Bowen Family

Ibstock Leicestershire

Great Britain


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Ted and Rosalyn Bowen



A Brief History of Ibstock, Leicestershire, UK.

Ibstock is an ancient settlement and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ibestoeche and subsequently in the episcopal registers of 1209-1235 as Ibestock. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names states that stoc is an old English word meaning 'monastery, cell' a specialisation of the more general meaning of "place". The exact meaning most probably varied though it probably refers generally to a cattle farm or dairy farm.In A Dictionary of English Place Names, Ibstock is the "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Ibba" in which stoc is defined as "old English, a place, outlying farmstead or hamlet, secondary or dependent place". This would suggest that this settlement was not an independent holding, but a small-holding of a larger manor or family.



Ibstock Parish Church is over 900 Years old

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