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Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Newbold Verdon, a village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands 3 miles E by N of Market Bosworth, 3 W of Desford station on the Leicester and Burton branch of the M.R., and 10 W from Leicester, and has a post office under Leicester; money order office, Desford; telegraph office, Desford (R.S.) The parish contains also the hamlet of Brascote, and in 1886 a detached part of Bagworth was amalgamated with it. Acreage, 1862; population, 784. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor belonged anciently to the Verduns, and belongs now to the Hartopp family. Newbold Hall is an old mansion retaining some traces of its former grandeur, and was the residence of Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, and of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Coal has been discovered near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church is a neat building of brick and stone partly in the Early English style. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an elementary school with an endowment of £20 bequeathed by Lord Crewe, 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 parishNewbold-Verdon St. James 
Poor Law unionMarket-Bosworth 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE9
Post TownLeicester