Cosby  Leicestershire


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

COSBY, a village and a parish in Blaby district, Leicestershire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, near the Midland railway and the Fosse way, 1¾ mile NNE of Broughton-Astley r. station, and 7 SSW of Leicester; and has a post office under Lutterworth. The parish includes also the hamlet of Little Thorpe. ...

Acres, 2, 550. Real property, £4, 653. Pop., 974. Houses, 228. The property is much subdivided. A number of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £138. Patron, Thomas Pares, Esq 'The church is old but good. There are a Baptist chapel and charities £6.

Cosby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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