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Burton on the Wolds, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Burton-on-the-Wolds, a township in Prestwold parish, Leicestershire, 4½ miles ENE of Loughborough. It has a post office under Loughborough; money order office, Wymeswald; telegraph office, Barrow-on-Soar. Acreage, 2585;. population, 309. Burton Hall is a seat of the Duke of Somerset. There are a mission church and a Wesleyan 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 
Civil parishPrestwould 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Burton on the Wolds:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Burton on the Wolds from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Burton on the Wolds are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough