Knighton

KNIGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Margaret, Leicester, union of Blaby, hundred of Guthlaxton, S. division of the county of Leicester, 2½ miles (S. S. E.) from Leicester; containing 465 inhabitants. The soil is in general rich. Sir E. C. Hartopp, Bart., who is lord of the manor, has a mansion here. The Midland railway passes through a tunnel of brickwork at this place, 100 yards in length, and 27 feet wide. The chapel is dedicated to St. James. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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