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Witherley, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Witherley, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, 1 mile E of Atherstone station on the L. & N.W.R., with a post office under Atherstone; money order and telegraph office, Atherstone. Acreage of the township, 844; population, 455; of the ecclesiastical parish, 490. The stables and kennels of the Atherstone hunt adjoin the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £412 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and crocketed spire.

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 parishWitherley St. Peter 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Witherley 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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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtCV9
Post TownAtherstone