Elmersthorpe  Leicestershire


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

ELMSTHORPE, a parish in Hinckley district, Leicester; on the Leicester and Nuneaton railway, 3 miles NE by E of Hinckley. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Hinckley. Acres, 1, 650. Real property, £1, 446. Pop., 45. Houses, 5. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Earl-Shilton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church was used as the head-quarters of Richard's army previous to the battle of Bosworth; and is now in ruins.

Elmersthorpe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 08th March 2021

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