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Seagrave

Description in 1871:
"SEAGRAVE, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; 2 miles N N E of Sileby r.station, and 6 S E by E of Loughborough. It has a post-office under Loughborough. Acres, 2,470. Real property, £3,422. Pop., 443. Houses, 96. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £404. Patron, Queen's College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1858. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and some charities. Burton, the author of the "Anatomy of Melancholy," was rector."
[John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2279
1871 R.G. 10 / 3262
1891 R.G. 12 / 2519
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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.

Seagrave is a town and a parish about 6 miles east of Loughborough, 9 miles north of Leicester city and 112 miles north of London. The village sits east of the River Soar next to a rivulet (The Berry Brook) that empties into that river. The ancient Roman Fosseway (now the A46) skirts the parish on the east side. The parish covers about 2,515 acres.

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History

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Maps

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Military History

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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1841 451
1871 412
1881 360
1891 325
1901 311
1911 396
1921 386
1931 351
1951 329
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Schools

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[Last Updated: 24-June-2013 - Louis R. Mills]