Place:Swepstone, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesScopestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Sweepstonesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates52.683°N 1.467°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Ashby-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
source: Family History Library Catalog

Swepstone is a village in Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and since 1974 in the North West Leicestershire District of Leicestershire, England.

Wikipedia notes that Newton Burgoland is part of Swepstone. It has been redirected here.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Swepstone.

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

"SWEPSTONE, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Ashby-de-la-Zouch [registration] district, Leicester; 4 miles S by E of Ashby-de-la-Zouch [railway] station. It has a post-office under Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres: 2,287. Real property: £4,475. Population: 566. Houses: 137. The manor belongs to J. Gurdon, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with Snareston, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £1,050. Patron: the Rev. W. Hodgson. The church is ancient, and has a tower of 1842. There are Independent, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £95."

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