Somerby  Leicestershire


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

SOMERBY, a parish and a sub-district in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester. The parish lies 5¼ miles W by N of Oakham r. station, and has a village of its own name. Post town, Oakham. Acres, 1,000. Real property, £3,180. Pop., 506. Houses, 118. The manor is divided among three. Hosiery and bricks are made. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £230.* Patron, the Rev. G. A. Burnaby. The church was restored in 1866, and has a central tower and spire. There are two Methodist chapels, and an endowed school with £40 a year.—The sub-district contains 12 parishes and a chapelry. Acres, 22,668. Pop., 3,892. Houses, 841.

Somerby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th November 2019

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