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Medbourne, Leicestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishMedbourne St. Giles 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough