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Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Smeeton Westerby, a township and a parish formed in 1852 out of the parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in Leicestershire, 1 mile S of Kibworth station on the M.R. main line, 1 NE of the Grand Union Canal, and 5½ miles NW of Market Harborough. There is a post office under Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Kibworth Harcourt. Acreage, 1391; population, 342. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The canal here burst its banks in Sept., 1865, and was emptied for a distance of 10 miles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £82. Patron, the Rector of Kibworth. The church was built in 1849, and is a building of stone in the Decorated style. There is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishKibworth Beauchamp 
HundredGartree 
Poor Law unionHarborough 

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 Smeeton Westerby:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1852-19161866-19401853-19311852-1990

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Smeeton Westerby from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

DistrictHarborough
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLE8
Post TownLeicester