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Narborough, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Narborough, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands on the river Soar, and on the Fosse Way, near the Leicester and Nuneaton branch of the L. & N.W.R., 5½ miles SW by S of Leicester; is a considerable place, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Leicester. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. The parish contains, for ecclesiastical purposes, Huncote. Acreage, 2606; population of the civil parish, 1362; of the ecclesiastical, with Huncote, 1450. There is a parish council consisting of six members, and two members are sent to the district council. There are several granite quarries, which provide employment for many of the inhabitants. The manor of Huncote belongs to the Countess of Stamford and Warrington. The living is a rectory, united with that of Huncote, in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £400 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, with a massive tower; it was well restored in 1883, when a new chancel was built. There is a Congregational chapel.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishNarborough All Saints 
HundredSparkenhoe 
Poor Law unionBlaby 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Narborough:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1599-19161754-19401610-19311598-1940

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Narborough from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Narborough are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

DistrictBlaby
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLE19
Post TownLeicester