In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Leicester Forest like this:
LEICESTER-FOREST (EAST and WEST), two extraparochial tracts in Blaby district, Leicestershire; from 2½ to 5 miles S of Leicester. Acres, about 700. Real property, £1,387. Pop., 82 and 51. Houses, 16 and 9. The property is divided chiefly among three.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Leicester Forest has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Blaby. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Leicester Forest and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leicester Forest, in Blaby and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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