Birstall  Leicestershire


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

BIRSTALL, or Burstall, a chapelry in Belgrave parish, Leicestershire; on the river Soar, 2 miles NW of Sileby r. station, and 3¼ N by E of Leicester. Post town, Belgrave, under Leicester. Acres, 1,260. Real property, £3,862. Pop., 405. Houses, £95. The property is divided among a few. Birstall House is the seat of the Worswicks. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Belgrave, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is modern. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels and a national school.

Birstall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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