In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Slawston like this:
SLAWSTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Uppingham and county of Leicester; 2½ miles NW of Medbourne-Bridge r. station, and 5½ NE of Market-Harborough. Post town, Market-Harborough. Acres, 1,510. Real property, £3,241. Pop., 246. Houses, 59. The manor belongs to the Earl of Cardigan. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £174.* Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is of the 13th century, and has a tower and spire. There is an Independent chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Slawston, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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