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Welham, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Welham, a parish in Leicestershire, on the north bank of the Welland, which separates it from Northamptonshire, 2 miles NW from Ashley and Weston station on the L. &N.W.R., and 4½ NE from Market Harborough. Post town, Market Harborough; money order office, Hallaton; telegraph office, East Langton. Acreage, 1143; population, 60. The manor belongs to the Tailby family, who are chief landowners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £188 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church, a building of stone in the Decorated style, consists of chancel, nave, N transeptal chapel, and a western tower.

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 parishWelham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionMahket-Harborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Welham from the following:

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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough