Whetstone lies five miles south of Leicester. From the 16th century, the manor was held by Trinity College, Cambridge.
Oadby stands three miles south-east of Leicester, and was on the turnpike road to London.
Barlestone is a small village about eight miles west of Leicester.
Desford lies about eight miles west of Leicester. By the 19th century it was an industrial village, with many framework knitters.
This rural village in Leicestershire lies eight miles north-east of Melton Mowbray, on the county border with Lincolnshire.
Walton on the Wolds, as its name suggests, stands on the north Leicestershire Wolds.
Seagrave is one of eight parishes in the north Leicestershire wolds whose boundaries form a 'hub-and-spoke' pattern around a former area of common
Melton Mowbray's market is mentioned in Domesday Book.