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Stapleton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Stapleton, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Barwell parish, Leicestershire, 3 miles NNE of Hinckley, and 2½ NW of Elmsthorpe station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R. There is a post office under Hinckley; money order and telegraph office, Barwell. Acreage, 1365; population, 221. The manor belongs to the Gulson family. The living is annexed to Barwell. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 
Civil parishBarwell 

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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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE9
Post TownLeicester