Hinckley  Leicestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hinckley like this:

Hinckley, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta. partly in Warwickshire. but chiefly in S. Leicestershire, 14½ miles SW. of Leicester--par., 6190 ac., pop. 8934; township and town, pop. 7673; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Hinckley is an ancient town, on the line of Watling Street. ...

It was made a barony soon after the Conquest. The chief object of interest is the Gothic church of St Mary, which has been restored. Hosiery is the staple trade, but there is also a thriving industry in the mfr. of boots and shoes. Interesting Roman relics abound in and about the town.

Hinckley through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Hinckley and Bosworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Hinckley go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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