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Noseley or Gnossall, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Noseley or Gnossall (at one time known as Gnousessal), formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a parish in Leicestershire, on an affluent of the river Welland, 3 miles SE of Billesdon, and 4 NW from Hallaton station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway. Post town, Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Billesdon. Acreage, 1304; population, 26. The property belonged anciently to the Blackets, passed to the Mortevalles and others, and has belonged for several centuries to the Hazleriggs. Noseley Hall, their seat, is a fine old mansion, and contains a valuable collection of portraits and paintings. An ancient church stands near the hall; was made collegiate in 1274 by Anketine de Morte-valle; comprises nave and chancel, nearly covered with ivy; and contains an old carved font, piscinae, sedilia, and effigies of the Hazleriggs.

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


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Ancient CountyLeicestershire 

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