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Scraptoft, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Scraptoft, a parish in Leicestershire, 3½ miles E by N of Leicester, and 1 mile N of Thurnby and Scraptoft station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway. Post town and telegraph office, Leicester; money order office, New Humberstone. Acreage, 1711; population, 90. The manor belongs to the Hartopp family. Scraptoft Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £215 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a low embattled western tower.

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 parishScraptoft All Saints 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE7
Post TownLeicester