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Mowsley, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Mowsley, a township and a chapelry in Knaptoft parish,. Leicestershire, near the Grand Union Canal, 2 miles NNW of Theddingworth station on the Rugby and Market Har-borough section of the L. & N.W.R., and 6 WNW of Market Harborough. There is a post office under Rugby; money order and telegraph office, Theddingworth. Acreage of the township, 1305; population, 168. The manor belongs to the-Duchy of Lancaster. The living is annexed to the rectory of Knaptoft, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is an ancient cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of nave, transepts, and an open western turret containing one bell. It was repaired in 1882. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishKnaptoft 
Poor Law unionHarborough 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mowsley 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 districtLE17
Post TownLutterworth