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Broadgate or Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Broadgate or Bradgate Park, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now part of the parishes of Newtown, Linford, Anstey, and Ulverscroft, in Leicestershire, 6 miles NW of Leicester. The reservoir of the Leicester Waterworks Company is situated here. This was part of the manor of Groby, belonged to successively the Earls of Leicester, the Earls of Winton, and the Lords Grey of Groby, and was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey. A large and splendid mansion stood on it, and some picturesque ruins of the edifice still remain, along with a chapel containing a fine monument of the Greys.

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 
HundredWest Goscote 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Broadgate or Bradgate Park from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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