In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Woodville like this:
WOODVILLE, a chapelry in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Hartshorn-parishes, Leicester; 3½ miles NW of Ashby-de-la-Zonch r. station. It was constituted in 1847; and it has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent. Pop., 1,408. Houses, 259. The manor belongs to the Countess Loudoun. The manufacture of earthenware, fire-bricks, and sanitary ware is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £116.* Patron, the Bishop of P. The church was built in 1846. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.
Woodville is now part of South Derbyshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Derbyshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Woodville itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Woodville in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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