Description in 1877:
"Clawson, or Claxton, is a long straggling village and parish, in the south-western part of the Vale of Belvoir, 6 miles N. by W. of Melton Mowbray, and 13 miles S. by E. of Nottingham. It is in Framland Hundred, Melton Mowbray Union and County Court District, and in 1871 contained 780 persons, living in 184 homes, on 3450 acres of land, having a rateable value of £5,326 16s 3d. It is bounded on the north by the Nottingham and Grantham Canal, and on the south by a range of the Wold hills, in which the River Smite has its source, about 3 miles south of the village; on the west side of which is an eminence called Slyborough Hill. The parish was enclosed in 1779, and the soil is chiefly clay." White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition," 1877
Long Clawson is a straggling village and a large parish at the foot of the Wold Hills and on the River Smyte (Smite). The parish lies 112 miles north of London and about 6 miles north of Melton Mobray. The parish was a rough rectangle shape tilted to stand on one corner. The parish covered 3,581 acres and bordered Nottinghamshire on the north.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, from the A606 trunk road, turn northeast at Nether Broughton to arrive at Long Clawson.
Bus service runs through the village connecting it to Melton and to Bottesford.
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