Swithland  Leicestershire


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

SWITHLAND, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; 2½ miles SW of Mount-sorrel, and 4 WSW of Sileby r. station. It has a post-office under Loughborough. Acres, 2,180. Real property, £2,018; of which £37 are in blue-slate quarries. Pop., 255. Houses, 53. The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to the Earl of Lanesborough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Swithland through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2024

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