Glenfield  Leicestershire


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

GLENFIELD, a township and a parish in Blaby district, Leicestershire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Soar, and on the Leicester and Swannington railway, near Kirby-Muxloe station, 3½ miles WNW of Leicester; and has a post office under Leicester. Real property, £2, 121. ...

Pop., 522. Houses, 119. The parish contains also the chapelries of Braunstone and Kirby-Muxloe. Acres, 4, 890. Real property, £10, 007. Pop., 1, 034. Houses, 225. The property is not much divided. A number of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacies of Braunstone and Kirby-Muxloe, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £818.* Patron, R. G. Pochin, Esq. The church is old but good, with a tower; and contains sedilia and a piscina. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Glenfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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