In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coalville like this:
COALVILLE, a chapelry in Ibstock, Whitwick, and Packington parishes, Leicester; on the Burton and Leicester railway, 4¾ miles ESE of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It has a post office‡ under Leicester and a r. station. Pop., 1, 540. Houses, 303. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £134.* Patron, the Rev. T. W. Minton. The church is good; and there are four dissenting chapels, and two public schools.
Coalville 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 Coalville itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coalville in North West Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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