In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lubenham like this:
LUBBENHAM, a village and a parish in MarketHarborough district, Leicester. The village stands on the river Welland, adjacent to the Rugby and Stamford railway, at the boundary with Northampton, 2½ miles W of Market-Harborough r. station; and has a post office under Rugby. The parish is traversed by the Grand Union canal, and comprises 2,400 acres. Real property, £4,815. Pop., 640. Houses, 144. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. T. Paget, Esq.; Lubbenham Hall and Papillon Hall, to the Earl of Hopetoun. ...
There are traces of a Roman camp of 8 acres. The weaving of carriage and livery lace is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £125. Patron, T. T. Paget, Esq. The church is early English; comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and S porch, with a tower; includes a chantry, formerly separate from the main body, but lately thrown open to it; and contains a kind of shrine, in memory of its founder. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £29. The national school was erected in 1858, at a cost of £1,225; and is a handsome edifice, in the pointed style.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lubenham, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th January 2015
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