Place:Congerstone, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesCuningestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Congerstonsource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.65°N 1.467°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Market Bosworth Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality from 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Congerstone is a small settlement in Leicestershire, England. It is near the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal and the A444 road.

Congerstone appears also to have been known as Congerston.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Congerstone from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

  • CONGERSTON, a parish in Market-Bosworth [registration] district. Leicester; on the river Anker and the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, 3 miles NW of Market-Bosworth, and 7 NNE of Atherstone [railway] station. Post town: Twycross, under Atherstone. Acres, 1,020. Real property: £1,226. Population: 250. Houses: 57. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £218. Patron: Earl Home. The church is ancient, and has a tower. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and alms-houses."

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