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Bradgate Park  Leicestershire

 

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

BROADGATE, or Bradgate Park, an extra-parochial tract in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicestershire; 5 miles NW of Leicester. Acres, 1,120. Real property, £1,027. Pop., 9. House, 1. The land is chiefly forest. This was part of the manor of Groby; belonged to successively the Earls of Leicester, the Earls of Winton, and the Lords Grey of Groby; and was the birth place of Lady Jane Grey. A large and splendid mansion stood on it; and some picturesque ruins of the edifice still remain, along with a chapel containing a fine monument of the Greys.

Bradgate Park through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/22450

Date accessed: 15th April 2024


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