Place:Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England

NameHusbands Bosworth
Alt namesBareswerdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
Bareswordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
Husbands-Bosworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.453°N 1.056°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGartree Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Market Harborough Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Harborough District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality from 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Husbands Bosworth is a large village in the southern part of Leicestershire, England on the A5199 road from Leicester city to Northampton and the A4304 road from Junction 20 of the M1 motorway to Market Harborough. In the 2011 UK census it had a population of 1,145.

John Cooke, Solicitor General and later the prosecutor in the trial of Charles I, was baptised here on 18 September 1608 in the All Saints church.

To the north of the village the Grand Union Canal passes through a 1,166-yard (1,066 m) tunnel that bears the name of the village.

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

"BOSWORTH (Husbands), a village and a parish in Market-Harborough [registration] district, Leicester. The village stands adjacent to the rivers Welland and Avon, the Union canal, and the Northwestern railway, 1 mile E of Welford station, and 6 WSW of Market-Harborough; and has a post office under Rugby, and a fair on 16 Oct.
"The parish comprises 3,870 acres. Real property: £7,830. Population: 934. Houses: 211. The property is much subdivided. Bosworth Hall is an ancient mansion, the seat of the Turvilles. The Union canal passes through a tunnel in the parish, 1,170 yards long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £966. Patron: J. W. Lamb, Esq.
"The church is early English, with tower and spire; was rent by lightning to the extent of 36 feet in 1755; but is now good. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics. An endowed school has £15; other charities £77. Spencer, bishop of Norwich in the time of Richard II., was rector."

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