In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Misterton like this:
MISTERTON, a parish in Lutterworth district, Leicester; on the river Swift, 1 mile E by S of Lutterworth, 3¼ ENE of Watling-street at the boundary with Warwick, and 4 WNW of Welford and Kilworth r. station. It contains the village of Walcote, and the hamlet of Poultney. the former of which has a post office under Lutterworth. Acres, 3,580. Real property, £7,584. Pop., 554. Houses, 137. The property is divided among a few. Misterton Hall is the seat of Col. T. Arthur. The parish is a meet for the Pytchley hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £870.* Patron, J. H. Franks, Esq. The church is very old, in tolerable condition: and has a tower and spire. There are a national school, and charities £32.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Misterton, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2015
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