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Wymeswold or Wimeswold, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Wymeswold or Wimeswold, a parish, with a well built village, in Leicestershire, 4¼ miles NE by E of Loughborough station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Loughborough; telegraph office, Rempstone. Acreage, 3374; population, 863. The manor belongs to the Paget family. The making of hose and lace is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £147 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is a fine building of stone in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, porches, and an embattled western tower. There are Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWimeswould St. Mary 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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