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Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Woodhouse Eaves, an ecclesiastical parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar parish, Leicestershire, 4½ miles S by W of Loughborough station on the M.R. It takes its name from including part of Woodhouse township, and from lying on the eaves or edge of Charnwood Forest. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844, and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Loughborough. Population, 1043. There is a parish council of seven members and a chairman. A parish hall, with a reading-room, was erected in 1886. The surface is picturesque, and includes bold high-grounds, commanding exquisite views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £222 with residence. The church, built in 1837, has been enlarged, and is in the Early English style, with a pinnacled tower. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Woodhouse Eaves:


Land and Property

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


Online maps of Woodhouse Eaves are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough