Woodhouse Eaves  Leicestershire


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

WOODHOUSE-EAVES, a chapelry, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar parish, Leicester; 4¼ miles S by W of Loughborough r. station. It takes its name from including part of Wood house township, and from lying on the eaves or edge of Charnwood forest; it was constituted in 1844; and it has a post-office under Loughborough. ...

Pop. in 1861, 1,163. Houses, 264. The surface is picturesque, and includes bold high grounds, commanding exquisite views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £118.* Patrons, the Lords of the Manor of Charnwood Forest. The church was built in 1837; and is in the early English style, with a pinnacled tower. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed school.

Woodhouse Eaves through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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