Description in 1871:
"SLAWSTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Uppingham and county of Leicester; 2½ miles NW of Medbourne-Bridge r. station, and 5½ NE of Market-Harborough. Post town, Market-Harborough. Acres, 1,510. Real property, £3,241. Pop., 246. Houses, 59. The manor belongs to the Earl of Cardigan. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £174. Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is of the 13th century, and has a tower and spire. There is an Independent chapel." John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72
Slawston is a village and a parish overlooking the Welland vale, about 15 miles south of Leicester and 6 miles northeast of Market Harborough. The parish covers about 1,500 acres and includes Othorpe hamlet.
If you are planning a visit:
Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Main street on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013.
Mat FASCIONE also has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2007.
You can see pictures of Slawston which are provided by: