Place:Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England

NameEarl Shilton
Alt namesEarl-Shiltonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sceltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.583°N 1.333°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Hinckley, Leicestershire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1936-1974
Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Earl Shilton is a small town in Leicestershire, England, some from Hinckley and about 10 miles (16 km) from Leicester, with a population of around 9,000 (as of 2005).

Earl Shilton was absorbed into the Urban District of Hinckley in 1936, having previously been part of Hinckley Rural District which was abolished in that year. Since 1974 it has been part of the Hinckley and Bosworth District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Earl Shilton. This is an extensive article broken down into some very interesting sections.

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