Rearsby  Leicestershire


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

REARSBY, a village and a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. The village stands near the Syston and Peterborough railway, and near the river Wreak, 7 miles W S W of Melton-Mowbray; and has a post-office‡ under Leicester, and a r. station. The parish comprises 1,800 acres. Real property, £3, 933. ...

Pop., 468. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. A. Pochin, Esq. There is a wharf on the river. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £720.* Patron, the Rev. T. Hassall. The church is old but good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, two schools, and charities £8Sacheverelle, noticed in Walker's History, wasrector.

Rearsby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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