Anstey  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Anstey like this:

ANSTEY, a chapelry in Thurcaston parish, Leicester; on a branch of the river Soar, near Swannington railway, 4 miles NW of Leicester. It has a post office under Leicester. Acres, about 1,400. Real property, £3,144. Pop., 734. Houses, 174. The manor belonged to Ulverscroft Abbey; and went to the Greys of Groby. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Peterborough. Value, £150. The church was recently rebuilt, but retains an ancient tower. There are three dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £41.

Anstey through time

Anstey is now part of Charnwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Charnwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Anstey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Anstey, in Charnwood and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th April 2024

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