Harrod’s Directory of Leicestershire 1870

Harrods Trade Directory of Leicestershire 1870

This trade directory comprises 362 pages covering local history, private residents, trades and professions, in Leicestershire towns and villages in 1870.  Also includes advertisements of the day.

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Leicestershire was described as “… an inland county, bounded to the North by Nottinghamshire, to the East by Lincolnshire and Rutland, with Northamptonshire to the south East, Warwickshire on the South West and Derbyshire to the north West. With its greatest length of about 44 miles, and greatest breadth of 40 miles, the total area extends to 511,907 acres. The population of the county in 1870 was 321,258.

Low undulating hills cover the surface of the county, the highest elevation being Fardon Hill (902 ft.), in the Charnwood range. Charnwood Forest, in the NW., was then nearly destitute of trees. The principal rivers are tributaries of the Trent, which flow in the NW. of the county; these are the Soar, Wreak, Anker, Devon, and Mease. The Avon and Welland flow in the S. Two canals, the Union and the Grand Union, are connected with the Grand Junction Canal. Much of the soil is loamy, and the richest districts are kept in pasture, upon which are reared the varieties of sheep and cattle for which the county is famous. Dairy farms are numerous, especially in the vicinity of Melton Mowbray, where the well-known Stilton cheese is largely produced. Leicestershire consists mostly of the new red sandstone formation. The coal measures have a total area of ahout 15 square miles, the most productive mines being in the neighbourhood of Ashby de la Zouch. Hosiery is the leading manufacture, the wool employed being that of Leicestershire sheep.”

The places included are; Ab Kettleby, Allerton, Anstey, Appleby (Magna), Arnesby, Asfordby, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Ashby Folville, Ashby (Magna), Ashby (Parva), Aston Flamville, Aylestone, Ashby (Parva), Aston Flamville, Aylestone, Bagworth, Bagworth, Bardon, Barkby, Barkestone, Barlestone, Barrow-On-Soar, Barsby, Bardon, Barkby, Barkestone, Barlestone, Barrow-On-Soar, Barsby, Barton-In-The-Beans, Barton-In-The-Beans, Barwell, Beaumanor, Beaumont Leys, Beeby, Belgrave, Belton, Belvoir, Bescaby, Billesdon, Birstall, Barwell, Beaumanor, Beaumont Leys, Beeby, Belgrave, Belton, Belvoir, Bescaby, Billesdon, Birstall, Bitteswell, Bitteswell, Blaby, Blackfordby, Blaby, Blackfordby, Blaston, Bottesford, Bowden (Great), Branstone, Braunstone, Breedon-On-The-Hill, Brentingby, Bringhurst, Brookesby, Broughton (Nether), Broughton Astley, Bruntingthorpe, Buckminster, Burbage, Burleigh, Burrough, Burton Lazars, Burton Overy, Burton-On-The-Wolds, Cadeby, Carlton, Castle Donnington, Catthorpe, Charley, Clawson (Long), Claybrooke (Magna & Parva), Coalville, Coleorton, Congerstone, Cosby, Cossington, Coston, Cotes, Cottesbach, Countesthorpe, Cranoe, Croft, Cropston, Croxton Kerrial, Croxton (South), Dadlington, Dalby (Great), Dalby (Little), Dalby-On-The-Wolds (Or Old, Dalby), Desford, Donisthorpe, Drayton, Drayton (Fenny), Dunton Bassett, Easton (Magna), Eastwell, Eaton, Edmonthorpe, Elmsthorpe, Enderby, Evington, Fleckney, Foston, Foxton, Freeby, Frisby-On-The-Wreak, Frowlesworth, |Gaddesby, Galby, Garendon, Garthorpe, Gilmorton, Gilroe, Glenn (Magna), Glenn (Parva), Glenfield, Goadby, Goadby Marwood, Gopsall, Grimston, Groby, Gumley, Hallaton, Halstead, Harby, Harston, Hathern, Heather, Hemington, Higham-On-The-Hill, Hinckley, Hoby, Holt, Holwell, Horninghold, Hose, Hoton, Harefield (South), Houghton-On-The-Hill, Hugglescote And Donington, HUMBERSTONE, IHUNGERTON, Husbands Bosworth, Ibstock, Illston-On-The-Hill, Isley Walton, Kegworth, Keyham, Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt, Kilby, Kilworth (North), Kilworth (South), Kimcote, Kirby Bellars, Kirby Muxloe, Kirkby Mallory, Knaptoft, Knighthorpe, Knighton, Knipton, Knossington, Knowle And Bassett House, Langton (East), Langton Thorpe, Langton Tur, Laughton, Launde, Leicester, Leicester Forest (East), Leicester Forest (West), Leicester Frith, Leire, Lockington, Loddington, Loughborough, Lowesby, Lubbesthorpe, Lubenham, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Markfield, Medbourne, Melton Mowbray, Merevale, Misterton, Moira, Mount Sorrel, Mowsley, Muston, Mythe, Nailstone, Narborough, Newbold Verdon, Newton (Cold), Newton Harcourt, Newtown Lindford, Normanton-Le-Heath, Norton, Norton (East), Norton By Galby, Or King’s, Norton Juxta Twycross, Noseley, Oadby, Orton-On-The-Hill, Osgathorpe, Ouston, Overton (Cold), Packington, Peatling (Magna), Peatling (Parva), Pecleton, Pickwell, Plungar, Potters Marston, Prestwold, Queniborough, Quorndon, Ragdale, Ratby, Ratcliff Culey, Ratcliffe-On-The-Wreak, Ravenstone, Rearsby, Redmile, Rolleston, Rotherby, Rothley, Saddington, Saltby, Sapcote, Saxby, Saxelby, Scalford, Scraptoft, Seagrave, Seal (Nether), Seal (Over), Sewstern, Shackerstone, Shangton, Sharnford, Shawell, Shearsby, Sheepshed, Sheepy (Magna), Sheepy (Parva), Shenton, Shilton (Earl), Shoby, Sibson, Sileby, Skeffington, Slawston, Smeeton Westerby, Snarestone, Somerby, South), Sproxton, Stanton (Stoney), Stanton-Under-Bardon, Stapleford, Stapleton, Stathern, Staunton Harold, Stockerston, Stoke Golding, Stonesby, Stonton Wyville, Stoughton, Stretton (Magna), Stretton (Parva), Sutton Cheney, Swannington, Swepstone, Swinford, Swithland, Sysonby, Syston, Theddingworth, Thornton, Thorpe Acre, With Dishley, Thorpe Arnold, Thorpe Satchville, Thringston, Thrussington, Thurcaston, Thurlaston, Thurmaston (North And, Thurnby, Tilton-On-The-Hill, Tugby, Twycross, Twyford, Ullesthorpe, Ulverscroft, Waltham-On-The-Wolds, Walton-On-The-Wolds, Wanlip, Wartnaby, Welby, Welham, Whatton (Long), Whetstone, Whitwick, Wibtoft, Wigston (Magna), Wigston (Parva), Willoughby Waterless, Withcote, Witherley, Woodhouse Eaves, Woodthorpe, Worthington, Wston, Wycombe And Chadwell, Wyfordby, Wymeswold, Wymondham