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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Thorp Acre|
|Poor Law union||Loughborough|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
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