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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Narborough All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Blaby|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Narborough from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Narborough (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Narborough 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: