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Hoton or Houghton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Hoton or Houghton, a township-chapelry in Prestwold parish, Leicestershire, near the river Soar and the boundary with Notts, 3½ miles NE from Loughborough station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R. It has a post office under Lough-borough; money order office, Wymeswold; telegraph office, Loughborongh. Acreage, 1410; population, 294. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the donative of Prestwold, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church was rebuilt in 1837, and has an embattled tower. There is 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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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