Foston  Leicestershire


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

FOSTON, a parish in Blaby district, Leicestershire; on a branch of the Soar, 2 miles ESE of Countesthorpe r. station, and 6½ SSE of Leicester. Post town, Countes-thorpe, under Leicester. Acres, 840. Real property, £2, 199. Pop., 27. Houses, 6. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £240.* Patron, SirM. Lamb, Bart. The church is Norman and tolerable.

Foston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th January 2019

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