Description in 1846:
"ARNESBY, or Arnsby, a pleasant and well built village, on an eminence, 8n miles S. by E. of Leicester, and 7 1/2 miles N.E. of Lutterworth, has in its parish 1366 acres of enclosed land, and 505 inhabitants, many of whom are framework knitters. The soil is chiefly a strong fertile clay. The manor has been held by the Dispencer, Peverill, Beaumont, Saltmarsh, and other families; and in 1292, Hugh le Despencer had a market and fair here. The manorial rights are now held jointly by Mr. John Tebbs and Miss A. M. Clark; but a great part of the soil belongs to J S Sherwin, esq., Mr J Howcutt, and several smaller owners, some of whom occupy their own land." "[WHITE's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and the Small County of Rutland. 1st Edition 1846]
The parish was in the Lutterworth sub-district of the Lutterworth Registration District.
The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print and Volume 18 covers the part of the Lutterworth District which includes Arnesby.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Arnesby is a parish and a village in Leicestershire. It is about 90 miles north of London, 8 miles south-west of Leicester city and 8 miles north-east of Lutterworth. The parish covers 1,415 acres, most of which is pasturage.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A50 trunk road south out of Leicester city for about 8 miles. The road skirts the eastern edge of the village.
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