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Plungar, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Plungar, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, on the Grantham and Nottingham Canal, adjacent to Notts, 1½ mile S from Redmile station, 2 miles N from Stathern station on the Market Harborough and Newark branch of the Great Northern and London and North-Western Joint railway, and 10 N by E from Melton Mowbray. Post town, Nottingham, via Bottesford; money order and telegraph office, Harby. Acreage, 979; population, 224. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £103 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishPlungar St. Helen 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG13
Post TownNottingham