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Shawell, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Shawell, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, on the Rugby and Market Harborough branch of the L. & N.W.R., 1½ mile NNW of Lilbourne station, and 3 S of Lutterworth. Post town, Rugby; money order and telegraph office, Lutterworth. Acreage, 1424; population, 172. The manor belongs to the Marriott family. Roman bricks and tiles have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1866, and is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, and a low western tower with pinnacles and five bells. There are an endowed school, almshouses for two poor persons, a town estate of about 11 acres, and some small charities.

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 parishShawell All Saints 
Poor Law unionLutterworth 

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

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 districtLE17
Post TownLutterworth