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Shackerstone, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Shackerstone, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire. The township lies 4 miles NW of Market Bosworth, and has a station on the Ashby and Nuneaton branch of the M.R. and L. & N.W.R. It has a post office under Atherstone; money order office, Twycross; telegraph office, Nailstone. Acreage, 1186; population, 252. The parish contains also Odstone hamlet. Population, 437. The manor belongs to Earl Howe, who is chief landowner. It is in the coal district, and has a wharf on the Ashby Canal. The living is a vicarage, with Odstone annexed, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint gross value, £144. Patron, Earl Howe. The church is an Early English building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and 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 parishShackerstone St. Peter 
Poor Law unionMarket-Bosworth 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shackerstone 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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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtCV13
Post TownNuneaton