Kegworth  Leicestershire


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

KEGWORTH, a small town, a township, and a parish, in the district of Shardlow and county of LeicesterThe town stands on an eminence, on the W bank of the river Soar, at the boundary with Notts, 1 mile W of Kegworth r. station, and 6 NW by N of Loughborough; was anciently called Cogeworde; had long a weekly market; carries on trade in frame work knitting, embroidering, basket making, malting, and brewing; and has a post office‡ under Derby, a telegraph at its r. ...

station, a stone bridge over the Soar, a church, three dissenting chapels, an endowed national school, and charities £47. The church is an old and handsome edifice; consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with tower and spire; and was restored in 1859. The township includes the town, and extends into the country. Real property, £6, 418. Pop., 1, 773. Houses, 412.—The parish contains also the chapelry of Isley-Walton, and comprises 2, 260 acres. Real property, £7, 163. Pop., 1, 189. Houses, 420. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to John B. Story, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Isley-Walton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £875. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge.

Kegworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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