Oadby  Leicestershire


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

OADBY, a village and a parish in Blaby district, Leicestershire. The village stands 2¾ miles E N E of Wigston r. station, and 3½ S E of Leicester; is a large place, chiefly of one long street, very clean and neatlyedificed; carries on framework-knitting for the Leicester manufacturers; and has a postal letter-box under Leicester, and an inn. ...

The parish comprises 1, 560 acres. Real property, £5, 707. Pop. in 1851, 1, 196; in 1861, 1, 254. Houses, 268. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to H. L. Powys-Keck, Esq. The parish is a meet for the Quarndon hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £210. Patrons, Certain Guardians. The church is ancient; was extensively repaired in 1853; has a tower with octagonalspire; and contains a piscina, sedilia, and several ancient monuments. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, national and infant schools, and charities £44.

Oadby through time

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


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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