Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for COSSINGTON

COSSINGTON, a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; on the rivers Soar and Wreak, and on the Midland railway, adjacent to the Fosse way, 1 mile S of Sileby r. station, and 2 SE of Mount Sorrel. It has a post office under Loughborough. Acres, 1, 551. Real property, £4, 139. Pop., 408. Houses, 71. The property is subdivided. Some of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £448.* Patron, the Rev. Joseph Mayor. The church is early English, with a square tower; has a piscina and stalls; and is very good. Charities, £97.

(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: Cossington CP/AP       Barrow upon Soar PLU/RegD       Leicestershire AncC
Place: Cossington

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