Brooksby  Leicestershire


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

BROOKESBY, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; on the river Wreak, and on the Syston and Peterborough railway, 3 miles E of the Fosse way, and 5¾ WSW of Melton-Mowbray. It has a station on the railway; and its Post Town is Frisby, under Leicester. Acres, 861. Real property, with Hoby, £2,709. ...

Pop., 44. Houses, 7. Brookesby Hall was formerly the seat of the Villierses; and was the birthplace of the first Villiers Duke of Buckingham. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £250. Patron, not reported. The church contains monuments of the Villierses.

Brooksby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2022

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