Place:Whitwick, Leicestershire, England

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NameWhitwick
Alt namesWitewicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.733°N 1.35°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Whitwick is a village in Leicestershire, England and is an ancient parish which formerly included the equally historic villages of Thringstone and Swannington. It was an important manor in the Middle Ages, which once included Bardon and Markfield, parts of Hugglescote, Donington le Heath, Ratby, Bocheston, Newtown Unthank and Whittington. As early as 1293, Whitwick had a weekly market and a four-day fair. The population of Whitwick, according to the 2001 census is 10,815 persons. 8,092 of these fall into the 16-74 working age range, although only 4,689 are employed.

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