Donisthorpe  Derbyshire


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

DONISTHORPE, a hamlet in Seal, Measham, and Church-Gresley parishes, and a chapelry in Seal, Measham, Church-Gresley, Stretton-in-le-Field, and Ashby-de-la-Zouch parishes, Leicester and Derby. The hamlet lies on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, 1½ mile S by W of Moira r. station, and 4 SW of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. ...

Pop., 344. The chapelry was constituted in 1838; and its post-town is Stretton-in-le-Field, under Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Rated property, £4, 350. Pop., 2, 132. Houses, 397. The property. is much subdivided. A number of the inhabitants are colliers. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £145.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is modern.

Donisthorpe through time

Donisthorpe 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 Donisthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time , and maybe some references to other places called " Donisthorpe ".