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Sproxton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Sproxton, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, 3½ miles N of Edmondthorpe Wymondham station on the Saxby-Bourne branch of the M.R., and 8½ NE by E of Melton Mowbray. It has a post office under Melton Mowbray; money order and telegraph office, Buckminster. Acreage, 2338; population of the civil parish, 336; of the ecclesiastical, with Saltby, 589. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Dysart. The Duke of Rutland is chief landowner. The living is a vicarage, united with Saltby, in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style. It was restored in 1884 at a cost of about £2500. 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 parishSproxton St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionMelton-Mowbray 

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 districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray