In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described South Croxton like this:
CROXTON (South), a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; on an affluent of the river Wreak, 4 miles SSE of Brooksby r. station, and 7 SW of Melton-Mowbray. It has a post office, of the name of Croxton, under Leicester. Acres, 1, 760. Real property, £2, 535. Pop., 311. Houses, 68. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £130.* Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is old but good; and comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and steeple. Charities, £32 and four cottages.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Croxton, in Charnwood and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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