Medbourne, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands on a rivulet near its influx to the river Welland at the boundary with Northamptonshire, and under a bill near the site of a Roman station on the Via Devana, has a station on the Peterborough and Leicester branch of the Great Northern and London and North-Western Joint railway, and is 4½ miles W by N from Rockingham, and 6½ NE of Market Harborough. It has a post and money order office under Market Harborough; telegraph office, at railway station. The parish includes also the chapelry of Holt. Acreage, 3034; population, 469. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of five members. A Roman pavement, coins, pottery, and other relics have been found at Medenborough, the site of the Roman station. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Holt, in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £542 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, and consists of nave, S aisle, transepts, and chancel, with a tower. There are a mission hall, a recreation ground of 4 acres, and some small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Medbourne St. Giles|
|Poor Law union||Uppingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Medbourne from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Medbourne (St. Giles))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Medbourne are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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