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Walton on the Wolds, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Walton-on-the Wolds, a parish in Leicestershire, 2 miles NE of Barrow-upon-Soar station on the main line of the M.R. Post town, Longhborough; money order and telegraph office, Barrow-on-Soar. Acreage, 1549; population, 179. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £500 with residence. The church is a building of brick and stone in a style of 13th-century Gothic, consists of chancel, nave, and a western tower, and has some good stained windows. 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 
Ecclesiastical parishWalton-On-The-Wolds St. Mary 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionBarrow-upon-Soar 

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 districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough