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Nottinghamshire Vol III


The ancient parish of Willoughby on the Wolds occupied 2,103 acres. It lies about 11 miles south-east of Nottingham. To the north it abuts Widmerpool, to the east, Upper Broughton and Old Dalby (Leics.), to the south Burton on the Wolds (Leics.) and Wymeswold (Leics.), to the west Thorpe in the Glebe and to the north-west a small part of Wysall. The northern boundary is mainly field hedges with a small part on the western side by the stream which joins the Kingston brook. The entire eastern boundary is formed by the Fosse Way and the western boundary is the Kingston brook. The new southern boundary, just south of Back Lane, follows a small stream and hedges. In 1965 a large part of the south of the parish was transferred to Leicestershire and the ecclesiastical parish boundary appears to have been changed to coincide with that of the civil parish.


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