Place:


Oakthorpe  Derbyshire

 

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

OAKTHORPE, a hamlet in Stretton-en-le-Field, Church-Gresley, and Measham parishes, Derbyshire; on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, adjacent to Leicestershire, 3½ miles S W of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 715. Real property, with Donisthorpe, £2, 323. Pop. of O. alone, 654. Houses, 141. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Hastings. A colliery is worked by the Moira company. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.

Oakthorpe through time

Oakthorpe 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 Oakthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4132

Date accessed: 17th December 2017


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