Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CLAWSON, or Claxton

CLAWSON, or Claxton, a parish and a sub-district in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester. The parish adjoins the Grantham canal and the boundary with Notts, 6 miles NNW of Melton-Mowbray r. station. Post town, Nether Broughton, under Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 3, 450. Real property, £6, 508. Pop., 820. Houses, 182. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £105. Patron, T. Mitchell, Esq. The church is a neat structure in the later English style. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans. A school has £67 from endowment; and other charities £9. -The sub-district contains twelve parishes and a chapelry. Acres, 27, 084. Pop., 5, 537. Houses, 1, 196.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Long Clawson CP/AP       Clawson SubD       Melton Mowbray RegD/PLU       Leicestershire AncC
Place names: CLAWSON     |     CLAWSON OR CLAXTON     |     CLAXTON
Place: Long Clawson

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