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East Leake, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Leake, East, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, 2 miles N of the boundary with Leicestershire, 3½ ESE of Kegworth railway station, and 5 N by E of Loughborough, and is a polling-place. It has a post and money order office under Lough-borough; telegraph office, Rempstone. The parish comprises 2530 acres; population, 819. Framework knitting and fancy basket-making are largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £340. The church is an ancient stone building in the Early English and Decorated styles, consists of nave, aisle, and large chancel, with tower and spire. It was built on the site of an older one, the foundations of the chancel of which were discovered during the recent restoration of the present church. There are Baptist 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 CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEast Leake St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough