In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thurlaston like this:
THURLASTON, a parish, with a village and two townships, in Blaby district, Leicester; 3½ miles SSE of Desford r. station, and 6 NE of Hinckley. It has a post-office under Hinckley. Acres, 2,980. Real property, £5,914. Pop., 698. Houses, 148. The property is much subdivided. Normanton Hall belongs to W. Worswick, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400.* Patron, the Rev. J. Arkwright. The church was recently restored. There are a national school, and charities £10.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thurlaston, in Blaby and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th November 2014
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