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Elmersthorpe (Elmesthorpe, Elmsthorpe)

Description in 1871:
"ELMSTHORPE, a parish in Hinckley district, Leicester; on the Leicester and Nuneaton railway, 3 miles NE by E of Hinckley. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Hinckley. Acres, 1,650. Real property, £1,446. Pop., 45. Houses, 5. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Earl-Shilton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church was used as the head-quarters of Richard's army previous to the battle of Bosworth; and is now in ruins."
[John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales", 1870-72]

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2262
1871 R.G. 10 / 3238
1891 R.G. 12 / 2505
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel.

Elmersthorpe is a small village 3 miles north-east of Hinckley and just south of Earl Shilton. The village is listed on most modern maps as "Elmesthorpe". The parish lies 101 miles north of London.

The land around the village is low and was very boggy, but has been drained. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Maps

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 35
1841 36
1871 44
1881 34
1891 38
1901 70
1911 84
1921 77
1931 134
1951 392
1961 361
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