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Dishley, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Dishley-cum-Thorpe Acre,a parish in Leicestershire, adjacent to the river Soar and the M.R., 1¼ mile NW of Loughborough, which is the railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Loughborough. Acreage, 1148; population, 194. Bakewell the distinguished agricultural improver lived and laboured here, and has bequeathed to the place marked benefits of his skill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; value, £145 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church was built in 1845.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishThorp Acre 
HundredWest Goscote 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dishley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE11
Post TownLoughborough