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Newton Harcourt, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Newton Harcourt, a village and a township-chapelry in Wistow parish, Leicestershire. The village stands on the Union Canal, near the river Soar, and near the M.R., 1 mile WNW of Glen station, and 6½ miles SE by S of Leicester. It has a post office under Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Great Glen. The township comprises 1143 acres; population, 167; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Kilby and Wistow, 445. The manor belongs to the Halford family. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Kilby with Wistow, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £164 with residence. The church is a small building of stone in the Gothic style.

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 parishWistow 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Harcourt 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 districtLE8
Post TownLeicester