East Leake  Nottinghamshire


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

LEAKE (EAST), a village and a parish in the district of Loughborough and county of Nottingham. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, 2 miles N of the boundary with Leicestershire, 3¾ ESE of Kegworth r. station and 5 N by E of Loughborough; communicates, by post, with Loughborough; has hiring fairs at Candlemas, and on the first Tuesday and last Friday of November; and is a polling place.—The parish comprises 2, 540 acres. ...

Real property, 4, 899. Pop., 1, 059. Houses, 245. The property is much subdivided. Framework knitting is largely carried on. Theliving is a rectory, united with the rectory of West Leake, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £719.* Patron, the Rev. J. Bateman. The church is later English; consists of nave, aisle, and large chancel, with tower and spire; and was recently in bad condition. There are a large Baptist chapel, a recent Methodist chapel, a large endowed school, with £49 a year, and charities £31.

East Leake through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Leake, in Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th March 2023

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