VCH Explore

Explore England's Past

Leire Probate Material, 1661-1680

Ridge and furrow at Leire

Leire is a small village in Leicestershire, four miles north of Lutterworth and twelve miles south-west of Leicester. It is believed to take its name from the British name for the River Soar. The sub-soil is clay and the change from arable to pastoral farming at enclosure has left some very prominent ridge and furrow. The parish contains four substantial farmhouses, but the village is almost purely residential today.





The following inventories have been transcribed for the period 1661-1680:

Thomas Bamfield, carpenter, 1677

Grace Beltdain, 1679

John Crisp, 1676

Ellen Flavill, widow, 1679

James Freeman, yeoman, 1677


Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project