Leicestershire Work in progress

Leicestershire Vol. IX

Leicestershire vol. VIII

  • Research is now underway in South Leicestershire.
  • The village of Leire in south Leicestershire is believed to take its name from Legra, a pre-English name for the stream on which the village stands. For most of its history, residents have earned their living by farming. Like many places in the...
  • An 18th century coaching centre but a latecomer to rail, Lutterworth now sits close to the M1 and M6 motorways.  Transcriptions of a  selection of Lutterworth probate inventories, and information about the history of...

Leicestershire vol. VII

  • Research on parishes in the Framland area, including Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, will appear here.
  • The parish of Buckminster (which contains the villages of Buckminster and Sewstern) is in north-east Leicestershire, on the county border with Lincolnshire. Research for the VCH into the history of these two villages began in 2014, with a...
  • Kirby Bellars was a thriving parish in medieval times, but enclosure in the early 17th century resulted in some deliberate depopulation.
  • Welby is a shrunken medieval village two miles from Melton Mowbray. Substantial earthworks remain, revealing the extent of the medieval settlement.

Leicestershire vol. VI

  • Volunteers are researching parishes in the Soar and Wreake Valley areas and also in north-west Leicestershire .
  • Thanks to our donors, supporters and volunteer researchers, our first book since 1964 is now being published – a history of Castle Donington. This will be launched at a celebratory event in March 2017. For more details, please email leicsvch@...
  • Queniborough is a linear village, half way between Leicester and Melton Mowbray. Transcriptions of probate inventories for this parish can now be found on the VCH Explore pages