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Thorpe Arnold, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Thorpe Arnold, a small village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, 1½ mile NE of Melton Mowbray, which is the Dearest railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Melton Mowbray. Acreage, 1788; population of the civil parish, 133; of the ecclesiastical with Brentingby, 205. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The living is a vicarage, united with Brentingby, in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £232 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Pointed style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. It has some good stained windows, and a Saxon font.

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 parishThorpe-Arnold St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMelton-Mowbray 

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

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray