Humberstone  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Humberstone like this:

HUMBERSTONE, a village and a parish in Billesdon district, Leicestershire. The village stands near the Midland railway, 2½ miles ENE of Leicester; and has a post office under Leicester.—The parish comprises 2, 630 acres. Real property, £4, 782. Pop., 515. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor belongs to W.A. Pochin, Esq. The living is a vicaragein the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £200. * Patron, the Rev.E. Waller. The church is old, was recent1y restored. has a tower and spire, and contains an old altartomb. There are two Methodist chapels, and charities £10.

Humberstone through time

Humberstone is now part of Leicester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Leicester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Humberstone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Humberstone, in Leicester and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 07th October 2022

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