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Woodville, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Woodville, an ecclesiastical parish in Leicestershire, 3½ miles NW of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It was constituted in 1847, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Burton-upon-Trent, and a station on the Burton and Ashby branch of the M.R. Population, 2481. The manor belongs to Lord Donington. The manufacture of earthenware, fire-bricks, and sanitary ware is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church, built in 1846, is a building of stone in the Norman style, and there are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishAshbyde la Zouch 
HundredWest Goscote 
Poor Law unionAshby-de-la-Zouch 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woodville from the following:

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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DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE11
Post TownSwadlincote