Place:Charley, Leicestershire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.728°N 1.3°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Loughborough, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish of which it was an extra-parochial area
Loughborough Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Castle Donington Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Charley is a civil parish located in the North West Leicestershire District of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 203. It is set within the Charnwood Forest.

Charley is near to Shepshed, Copt-Oaks and Whitwick.

Charley was originally an extra-parochial area of Loughborough ancient parish but was made a separate civil parish sometime after 1858. It became part of Loughborough Rural District in 1894. In 1936 the parish of Charley was enlarged by the abolition of Whitwick civil parish and by gaining part of Woodhouse civil parish. Also, in 1936, Charley became part of Castle Donington Rural District.

Research Tips

  • The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District page includes a map illustrating the civil parishes in the area including Whitwick before the changes of 1936. (On this map Charley is the unidentified parish between and to the south of Shepshed and Whitwick.)
  • The alterations of 1936 are illustrated on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1944 provided by A History of Britain through Time.
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