Place:Over Seal and Nether Seal, Leicestershire, England

NameOver Seal and Nether Seal
TypeCivil parish
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1866 - 1889)
Also located inDerbyshire     (1889 - )
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Seal, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish from which the civil parish was formed in 1866
Overseal, Derbyshire, Englandsettlement in Derbyshire which replaced Over Seal in Leicestershire
Netherseal, Derbyshire, Englandsettlement in Derbyshire which replaced Nether Seal in Leicestershire

When civil parishes were established in 1866, the ancient parish of Seal became the civil parish of Over Seal and Nether Seal. Nether Seal was a village within the parish; Over Seal was a hamlet. Both communities had churches and maintained their own birth, marriage and death registers.

The parish is on the edge of Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The boundaries were redrawn in 1889 so that since then Over Seal and Nether Seal have been in Derbyshire. The names of the two villages were also changed to Overseal and Netherseal, respectively.

For a contemporary quotation describing the parish during its existence, see the ancient parish of Seal.

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