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West Leake, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Leake, West, a parish, with a village, in Notts, on an affluent of the river Soar, 2 miles SE of Kegworth railway station, and 6 N by W of Loughborough. Post town, Lough-borough; money order and telegraph office, Kegworth. Acreage, 1608; population, 154. The property is all in one estate, and belongs to Lord Belper, who is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell. Patron, Lord Belper. The church is ancient, and contains several monuments; it was restored and reseated in 1878.

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 parishWest Leake St. Helen 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Leake from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough