Burton Overy  Leicestershire


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

BURTON-OVERY, a parish in Billesdon district, Leicestershire; near the Union canal, 6 miles E by S of Wigston r. station, and 7 SE by E of Leicester. It has a post office under Leicester. Acres, 1,660. Real property, £4,110. Pop., 465. Houses, 110. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £497.* Patron, Captain W. Thorpe. The church is decorated and later English; and was recently repaired. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £23.

Burton Overy through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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