Cossington  Leicestershire


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

COSSINGTON, a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; on the rivers Soar and Wreak, and on the Midland railway, adjacent to the Fosse way, 1 mile S of Sileby r. station, and 2 SE of Mount Sorrel. It has a post office under Loughborough. Acres, 1, 551. Real property, £4, 139. Pop., 408. ...

Houses, 71. The property is subdivided. Some of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £448.* Patron, the Rev. Joseph Mayor. The church is early English, with a square tower; has a piscina and stalls; and is very good. Charities, £97.

Cossington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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