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Stoney Stanton is 10 miles south-west of Leicester and 6 miles east of Hinckley.

Newbold Verdon is 10 miles south-west of Leicester, and 3 miles east of Market Bosworth.

The police station and court house were built in 1869, on a site bought by the Oxfordshire Clerk of the Peace the previous year.

Bagworth is a mining village in west Leicestershire, around 8 miles north-west of the city centre.

Minehead suffered greatly from fires, mostly caused by reckless behaviour.

Desford lies about eight miles west of Leicester. By the 19th century it was an industrial village, with many framework knitters.

Barlestone is a small village about eight miles west of Leicester.

Wills and inventories dating from 1541-1707 have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Victoria County of Hampshire project, based in Basi

Richard Elsworthy or Ellsworth of Bickham in Timberscombe left £200 in 1714 to build a charity school and library.


Basingstoke Poor Law Union was established in May 1835, under the new Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.