Place:Measham, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesMessehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.717°N 1.5°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1897 - )
Also located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1897)
See alsoAshby-de-la-Zouch Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Measham is a large village in Leicestershire, near to the borders with Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire; located just off the A42 and 4.5 miles (7.25 km) south of Ashby-de-la-Zouch (the closest town), and within the National Forest. It was historically in Derbyshire: part of an enclave which was absorbed into Leicestershire in 1897 (See County Enclaves). Its name means the homestead on the River Mease.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Measham. Includes sections on history (broken into two-century sections), industrialization, with an article specifically on the Measham teapot and the local pottery industry in general.

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