Hamilton  Leicestershire


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

HAMBLETON, a hamlet in Barkby parish, Leicestershire; 3 miles NE of Leicester. It belonged to William de Hambleton, grandson of the first Earl of Leicester; is alleged, by some, to have given rise to the Scottish ducal family of Hamilton; and gives the title of Viscount Hamilton to the Marquis of Abercorn.

Additional information about this locality is available for Barkby

Hamilton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th November 2022

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