Rothley  Leicestershire


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

ROTHLEY, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, and a parish partly also in Billelon and Melton-Mowbray districts, Leicester. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, 1½ mile S of Mountsorrel, and 2¾ N W of Syston r. station; and has a post-office under Loughborough, and an ancient manorial court-house. ...

The township comprises, with Rothley-Temple extra-parochial tract, 2, 170 acres. Real property, without that tract, £4, 224. Pop., 939. Houses, 202.—The sub-district contains also seven extra-parochial tracts, two parishes, and part of another. Acres, 14, 657. Pop., 4, 796. Houses, 1,067. The parish contains the townships of Rothley, Mountsorrel-South End, and Keyham, and the chapelries of Wartnaby and Wycomb-with-Chad-well. Acres, 5, 480. Pop., 2, 213. Houses, 486. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to H. R. Parker, Esq. The Barrow-upon-Soar workhouse is in R.township; and is a commodious structure, with a Tudorfront. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Keyham, Wartnaby, Wycomb-with-Chadwell, and Gaddesby, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £500.* Patrons, the Executors of the lateC. Macaulay, Esq. The church is ancient but good. The p. curacy of Mount-sorrel-Christchurch, is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £15 a year, a national school, and charities £20.

Rothley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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