Place:Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England

NameLong Whatton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.807°N 1.291°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Loughborough Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Castle Donington Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Long Whatton is a village in the English county of Leicestershire. It is south of East Midlands Airport, off Junctions 23 and 23A of the M1 motorway, and has easy access to Loughborough via the A6 and to Shepshed, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Kegworth. Long Whatton was a civil parish in its own right until 1974 when the North West Leicestershire District replaced the Castle Donington Rural District. Since 1974 the civil parish has also included the village of Diseworth. The population of Long Whatton as of 2011 was 1,124.

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

"WHATTON (Long), a parish, with a village, in Loughborough [registration] district, Leicester; 2¾ miles W by N of Hathern [railway] station, and 4½ NW of Loughborough. Post town, Loughborough. Acres: 2,050. Real property: £4,514. Population: 779. Houses: 188. The manor belongs to E. F. Dawson, Esq. [Whatton] House is the seat of W. Martin, Esq. Framework knitting is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £380. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church was restored in 1866. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £5."

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