Ragdale  Leicestershire


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

RAGDALE, Rakedale, or Wreakdale, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; on the wolds, near the Fosse-way, 2¼ miles N by W of Brooksby r. station, and 6 W by N of Melton-Mowbray. Post-town, Hoby, under Leicester. Acres, 1, 980. Real property, £1, 806. Pop., 120. Houses, 21. ...

The manor belongs to the Duchess of Sforza. R. Hall was the seat of Earl Ferrers, and is now a farm-house. The New Hall is the residence of J. Richards, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £40. Patron, H. Jolliffe, Esq. The church is old, and has a low tower. The churchyard contains a stone cross.

Ragdale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd January 2022

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