In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sheepy Magna like this:
SHEEPY-MAGNA, a village and a parish in the district of Atherstone and county of Leicester. The village stands 3 miles N E by N of Atherstone r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Sheepy, under Atherstone. The parish includes Ratcliffe-Culey chapelry, and comprises 2, 820 acres. Real property, £5, 794. ...
Pop., 647. Houses, 154. The property is subdivided. S. Hall is the seat ofLowe, Esq.; and Pinwell, of J. Wood, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with Ratcliffe-Culey and Sheepy-Parva, in the diocese of Peter-borough. Value, £1,040. Patron, the Rev. T. Fell. The church is partly Norman. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £25.
Sheepy Magna is now part of Hinckley and Bosworth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hinckley and Bosworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sheepy Magna itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sheepy Magna, in Hinckley and Bosworth and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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