"MEASHAM is a village and parish, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, county of Derby, though locally situate in the western division of the hundred of Goscote, county of Leicester, about three miles and a half S.S.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the canal of which name passes through the village; and the parish is bounded on the west, north, and south, by the river Mease. There are potteries in the neighbourhood, which give employ employment to some of the inhabitants, but the majority are employed in agriculture, and many farmers and graziers of great respectability are resident in the parish."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
- The transcription of the section for Measham from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin HINSON.
- This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
- As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.