Place:Little Bowden, Leicestershire, England

NameLittle Bowden
Alt namesBowden-Parvasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.475°N 0.911°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1888 - )
Also located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1888)
See alsoRothwell Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1894-1927
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1927
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based partly on an article in Wikipedia

Little Bowden was an ecclesiastical and civil parish on the northern edge of Northamptonshire, England. In 1888 it was transferred into Leicestershire and became part of Market Harborough Urban District in 1895. It became part of the civil parish of Market Harborough in 1927. It is separated from the rest of Market Harborough by the River Welland. In the UK census of 2011 its population (being less than 100) was counted with that of the neighbouring civil parish of Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire. (Other sources: A Vision of Britain through Time and Victoria County History - Leicestershire - Vol 5, pp133-153 - Parish: Market Harborough)

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

"BOWDEN (Little), or Bowden-Parva, a parish in Market-Harborough [registration] district and county of Northampton; ½ mile S of Market-Harborough. It includes the hamlet of Little Oxenden [Northamptonshire]; and its Post Town is Market Harborough, under Rugby. Acres: 1,670. Real property: £5,492. Population: 486. Houses: 108. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £400.* Patron: the Rev. T. W. Barlow. The church is good; and there are charities £76."

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