Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for DRAYTON (Fenny)

DRAYTON (Fenny), a parish in the district of Atherstone, and county of Leicester; adjacent to Watling-street, the river Anker, and the boundary with Warwick, 2½ miles W of Atherstone r. station, and 5½ NW by W of Hinckley. Post town, Atherstone. Acres, 1, 280. Real property, £2, 215. Pop., 134. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £278.* Patron, the Rev. J. E. Colyer. The church was reported in 1859 as bad. The ancestors of Drayton the poet were residents.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Fenny Drayton AP/CP       Leicestershire AncC
Place names: DRAYTON     |     DRAYTON FENNY     |     FENNY DRAYTON
Place: Fenny Drayton

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