Place:Leicestershire, England


NameLeicestershire
Alt namesLEIsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Leicsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Leicestersource: Family History Library Catalog
Leicssource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.667°N 1.167°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Civil parish
Ab Kettleby
Anstey
Appleby Magna
Asfordby
Ashby Folville ( - 1936 )
Aston Flamville
Atterton
Bardon
Barkestone ( - 1936 )
Barlestone
Barsby ( - 1936 )
Barton in the Beans
Belton
Bescaby ( - 1936 )
Bilstone
Blackfordby ( - 1936 )
Bottesford
Breedon on the Hill
Brentingby and Wyfordby
Broughton and Old Dalby ( 1936 - )
Buckminster
Burton Lazars ( - 1936 )
Burton and Dalby
Charley
Chilcote ( 1897 - )
Clawson and Harby ( 1936 - )
Coston ( - 1936 )
Cotes
Cotesbach
Croxton-Keyrial
Diseworth
Dishley-cum-Thorpacre
Earl Shilton
Eastwell ( - 1936 )
Eaton
Edmondthorpe
Elmesthorpe
Freeby
Frisby on the Wreak
Garthorpe
Goadby Marwood ( - 1936 )
Great Bowden
Great Dalby
Harby ( - 1936 )
Harston ( - 1936 )
Heather
Hemington
Higham-on-the-Hill
Hoby with Rotherby ( 1936 - )
Holwell ( - 1936 )
Hose ( - 1936 )
Hugglescote and Donington le Heath ( 1878 - )
Huncote
Isley cum Langley ( 1936 - )
Isley-Walton ( - 1936 )
Kings Norton
Langley Priory ( - 1936 )
Leicester Forest-East
Leicester Forest-West
Leicester New Found Pool
Leicester St. Margaret
Leicester St. Mary
Little Dalby ( - 1936 )
Lockington Hemington ( 1936 - )
Lockington
Long Clawson ( - 1936 )
Long Whatton
Maplewell Longdale
Marefield
Measham ( 1897 - )
Nanpantan
Nether Broughton ( - 1936 )
Normanton-le-Heath
Norton-juxta-Twycross
Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe ( 1866 - )
Old Dalby ( - 1936 )
Over Seal and Nether Seal ( 1866 - 1889 )
Owston and Newbold
Packington ( 1897 - )
Pickwell with Leesthorpe
Plungar ( - 1936 )
Prestwold
Ravenstone with Snibston
Redmile
Rotherby ( - 1936 )
Sapcote
Saxelby ( - 1936 )
Sewstern ( - 1936 )
Shepshed Parva
Shoby ( - 1936 )
Staunton Harold
Stoke Golding
Stoney Stanton
Stoughton
Stretton en le Field ( 1897 - )
Swannington
Sysonby ( - 1935 )
Thorpe-Satchville ( - 1936 )
Thringstone
Thurmaston
Twyford and Thorpe ( - 1936 )
Twyford ( - 1936 )
Wartnaby ( - 1936 )
Welby ( - 1936 )
Wigston Magna
Wigston Parva
Willesley ( 1897 - )
Witherley
Woodthorpe
Wycomb and Chadwell ( - 1936 )
Wymeswold
District municipality
Blaby District ( 1974 - )
Charnwood District ( 1974 - )
Harborough District ( 1974 - )
Hinckley and Bosworth District ( 1974 - )
Leicester District ( 1974 - )
Melton District ( 1974 - )
North West Leicestershire District ( 1974 - )
Oadby and Wigston District ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Appleby Parva
Atterton
Barton in the Beans
Bescaby ( - 1936 )
Frisby (near Billesdon)
Maplewell Longdale
Marefield
Nether Seal ( - 1889 )
Sewstern ( - 1936 )
Wigston Parva
Hundred
East Goscote Hundred
Framland Hundred
Gartree Hundred
Guthlaxton Hundred
Sparkenhoe Hundred
West Goscote Hundred
Inhabited place
Allexton
Anstey
Appleby Magna
Arnesby
Ashby Magna
Ashby Parva
Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Bagworth
Barkby
Barlestone
Barrow upon Soar
Barwell
Beeby
Belvoir
Billesdon
Birstall
Bitteswell
Blaby
Blaston
Branston
Brascote
Braunstone Town
Brooksby ( - 1936 )
Broughton Astley
Bruntingthorpe
Burbage
Burrough on the Hill
Burton Overy
Burton on the Wolds
Cadeby
Carlton Curlieu
Carlton
Castle Donington ( 1897 - )
Catthorpe
Chadwell
Church Langton
Clarendon Park
Claybrooke Magna
Claybrooke Parva
Coalville
Cold Overton
Coleorton
Congerstone
Cosby
Cossington
Cotesbach
Countesthorpe
Cranoe
Croft
Cropston
Dadlington
Desford
Dishley
Donisthorpe
Drayton
Dunton Bassett
East Goscote
East Langton
East Norton
Edmondthorpe
Enderby
Fenny Drayton
Fleckney
Foxton
Frolesworth
Gaddesby
Gilmorton
Glen Parva
Glenfield
Glooston
Goadby
Great Bowden
Great Easton
Great Glen
Grimston
Groby
Gumley
Hallaton
Halstead
Hamilton
Harby ( - 1936 )
Hathern
Heather
Hemington
Hinckley
Hoby ( - 1936 )
Horninghold
Hoton
Houghton on the Hill
Huncote
Hungarton
Husbands Bosworth
Ingarsby
Kegworth
Ketton
Keyham
Kibworth Beauchamp
Kibworth Harcourt
Kibworth
Kilby Bridge
Kilby
Kimcote
Kirby Bellars
Kirby Muxloe
Kirkby Mallory
Knaptoft
Knipton ( - 1936 )
Knossington
Laughton
Leicester ( 1997 - )
Leire
Little Bowden ( 1888 - )
Little Stretton
Loddington
Long Clawson ( - 1936 )
Loughborough ( 500 - )
Lubenham
Lutterworth
Market Bosworth
Market Harborough
Markfield
Measham ( 1897 - )
Medbourne
Melton Mowbray
Misterton
Moira
Mountsorrel
Mowsley
Narborough
Newbold Verdon
Newton Harcourt
Newtown Linford
North Kilworth
Oadby
Oakthorpe
Odstone
Orton-on-the-Hill
Osbaston
Osgathorpe
Over Seal ( - 1897 )
Peatling Magna
Peatling Parva
Peckleton
Queniborough
Quorn
Ragdale ( - 1936 )
Ratby
Ratcliffe Culey
Ratcliffe on the Wreake
Rearsby
Rollestone
Rothley
Saddington
Saltby
Sapcote
Saxby
Scalford
Scraptoft
Seagrave
Shackerstone
Shangton
Sharnford
Shawell
Shearsby
Sheepy Magna
Sheepy Parva
Shelthorpe
Shenton
Shepshed
Sibson
Sileby
Skeffington
Slawston
Smeeton Westerby
Smockington
Snarestone
Somerby
South Croxton
South Kilworth
South Wigston
Sproxton
Stanton under Bardon
Stapleford
Stapleton
Stathern
Stockerston
Stonesby
Stonton Wyville
Sutton Cheney
Sutton in the Elms
Swepstone
Swinford
Swithland
Syston
Theddingworth
Thorpe Arnold
Thorpe Langton
Thringstone
Thrussington
Thurcaston
Thurlaston
Thurmaston
Thurnby
Tilton on the Hill
Tugby
Tur Langton
Twycross
Ullesthorpe
Walcote
Waltham on the Wolds
Walton on the Wolds
Walton
Wanlip
Welham
Whatborough
Whetstone
Whitwick ( 1897 - )
Willoughby Waterleys
Witherley
Woodhouse Eaves
Woodhouse
Worthington
Wycomb
Wymondham
Locality
Bradgate Park
Freakes Ground
Leicester New Found Pool
Leicester the Castle View
Shoby ( - 1936 )
The Mythe
Parish
Eye Kettleby ( - 1936 )
Parish (ancient)
Ab Kettleby
Asfordby
Ashby Folville ( - 1936 )
Barkestone ( - 1936 )
Barsby ( - 1936 )
Coston ( - 1936 )
Croxton-Keyrial
Eastwell ( - 1936 )
Eaton
Elmesthorpe
Garthorpe
Goadby Marwood ( - 1936 )
Great Dalby
Harston ( - 1936 )
Hose ( - 1936 )
Ibstock ( 1897 - )
Leicester St. Leonard
Leicester St. Margaret
Leicester St. Mary
Little Dalby ( - 1936 )
Nether Broughton ( - 1936 )
Old Dalby ( - 1936 )
Plungar ( - 1936 )
Redmile
Rotherby ( - 1936 )
Saxelby ( - 1936 )
Seal
Twyford ( - 1936 )
Whitwick ( 1897 - )
Wigston Magna
Registration district
Ashby de la Zouch Registration District ( 1837 - 1949 )
Barrow upon Soar Registration District
Billesdon Registration District ( 1837 - 1949 )
Blaby Registration District ( 1837 - 1949 )
Coalville Registration District ( 1949 - 1999 )
Hinckley Registration District ( 1837 - 1999 )
Leicester (new) registration district ( 1997 - )
Leicester Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Leicestershire Central Registration District ( 1949 - 1997 )
Leicestershire Registration District ( 2000 - )
Loughborough Registration District ( 1837 - 1999 )
Lutterworth Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Market Bosworth Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Market Harborough Registration District ( 1837 - 1999 )
Melton Mowbray (new) registration district ( 1997 - 1999 )
Melton Mowbray Registration District ( 1837 - 1995 )
Melton and Rutland Registration District ( 1995 - 1997 )
Rural district
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Barrow upon Soar Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Belvoir Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Billesdon Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Blaby Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Castle Donington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hallaton Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Hinckley Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Loughborough Rural ( 1894 - 1936 )
Lutterworth Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Market Bosworth Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Market Harborough Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Melton Mowbray Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Melton and Belvoir Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Suburb
Barwell
Belgrave
Burbage
Earl Shilton
New Parks
Stoke Golding
Township
Bilstone
Burton Lazars ( - 1936 )
Freeby
Leicester St. Margaret
Seal
Thorpe-Satchville ( - 1936 )
Thringstone
Welby ( - 1936 )
Unitary authority
Leicester District ( 1974 - )
Unknown
Anstey-Pastures
Aylestone
Barkby-Thorpe
Beaumont-Leys
Bittesby
Borrough-Hill
Braunstone Frith
Braunstone
Breedon
Bringhurst
Bushby
Carlton-Curliew
Claybrooke
Cold Newton
Congerston
Copt-Oaks
Evington
Foston
Garendon
Gaulby
Gilroe
Glenfield Frith
Glenn-Parva
Gopsall
Great Ashby
Great Sheepy
Griffydam
Hambleton
Humberstone
Ilston-on-the-Hill
Kings-Pyon
Kirby-Frith
Knight-Thorpe
Knighton
Knoll and Bassett House
Launde
Leicester-Abbey
Leicester-Frith
Lowesby
Lubbesthorpe
Marston-Potters
Muston ( - 1936 )
Nailstone
Nevill Holt
Noseley
Oaks
Primethorpe
Rolleston
St. Giles
Staunton-Harrold
Stretton-Magna
Stretton-Parva
Thornton
Tilton
Ulverscroft
Upton
West Langton
Westrill and Starmore
Wistow
Withcote
Woodville
Wykin
Urban district
Ashby Woulds
Hinckley
Ibstock ( 1897 - )
Market Harborough
Melton Mowbray
Oadby
Wigston Magna
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Leicestershire ( or "lestersher"; abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the non-administrative area known as the English Midlands. It takes its name from the City of Leicester, traditionally its administrative centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5).

The county has a population of just under 1 million with over half the population living in Leicester's built-up area.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree. These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscote and East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred. In 1087, the first recorded use of the name was as Laegrecastrescir.

Leicestershire's external boundaries have changed little since the Domesday Survey. The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed.

In 1974, the Local Government Act 1972 abolished the county borough status of Leicester city and the county status of neighbouring Rutland, converting both to administrative districts of Leicestershire. These actions were reversed on 1 April 1997, when Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities. Rutland became a distinct Ceremonial County once again, although it continues to be policed by Leicestershire Constabulary.

The symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester City FC, is the fox. Leicestershire is considered to be the birthplace of fox hunting as it is known today. Hugo Meynell, who lived in Quorn, is known as the father of fox hunting. Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough have associations with fox hunting, as has neighbouring Rutland.

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