Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WOODHOUSE-EAVES

WOODHOUSE-EAVES, a chapelry, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar parish, Leicester; 4¼ miles S by W of Loughborough r. station. It takes its name from including part of Wood house township, and from lying on the eaves or edge of Charnwood forest; it was constituted in 1844; and it has a post-office under Loughborough. Pop. in 1861, 1,163. Houses, 264. The surface is picturesque, and includes bold high grounds, commanding exquisite views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £118.* Patrons, the Lords of the Manor of Charnwood Forest. The church was built in 1837; and is in the early English style, with a pinnacled tower. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed school.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a chapelry, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Barrow upon Soar CP/Tn/AP       Leicestershire AncC
Place: Woodhouse Eaves

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