Place:


Measham  Derbyshire

 

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

MEASHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Ashby-de-le-Zouch, and county of Derby. The village stands on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, near the river Mease and the boundary with Leicestershire, 3½ miles SW by S of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station; and has a post office under Atherstone. ...


-The township comprises 1,490 acres. Real property, £6,301. Pop., 1, 569. Houses, 337.—The parish contains also parts of the hamlets of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe. Real property, with the rest of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe, £8,624. Pop., 1,639. Houses, 348. The property is divided among a few. Measham Hall is the seat of W. Abney, Esq. The manufacture of silk fabrics and small ware is largely carried on; and there are a steam-boiler and chain manufactory, and a small brewery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £97. * Patron, the Marquis of Hastings. The church is good; and there are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a large national school, and charities £325. -The sub-district contains only the Measham township portion of the parish, but contains also three entire parishes and part of another electorally in Leicestershire, and another parish partly in Derby and partly in Leicester. Acres, 9,457. Pop., 4,109. Houses, 917.

Measham through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Measham, in North West Leicestershire and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1783

Date accessed: 23rd October 2017


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