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Hambleton or Hamilton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Hambleton or Hamilton, a hamlet in Barkby parish, Leicestershire, 3 miles NE of Leicester. It belonged to William de Hambleton, grandson of the first Earl of Leicester, is alleged by some to have given rise to the Scottish ducal family of Hamilton, and gives the title of Viscount Hamilton to the Marquis of Abercom.

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 parishBarkby 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionBarrow-upon-Soar 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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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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