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Stathern, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Stathern, a parish, with a village, in Leicestershire, 1 mile E from Harby and Stathern station on the Melton, Nottingham, and Newark Jointline of the G.N.R. and L. & N.W.R., and 8½ miles N by E from Melton Mowbray. The Nottingham and Grantham Canal passes on the north side of the parish. It has a post and money order office under Melton Mowbray; telegraph office, Harby. Acreage, 2141; population, 608. Net and lace making are carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £740 with residence. Patron, St Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated, Early English, and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N porch, and an embattled western tower. 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 parishStathern St. Guthlake 
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