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West Leake

"Leake (West) is a small village and parish, one mile west of East leake, and ten miles south south west of Nottingham. It has 190 inhabitants and 1,380 acres of land, all belonging to Lord Middleton, except the rectory house, with ten acres of glebe. The church is a low, ancient edifice, dedicated to St Helen, with chancel, side aisle, and ivy mantled belfry, in which are two bells. The rectory is a pleasant mansion, occupied by the Rev. John Bateman, and stands at the west end of the church. In 1850 a school was erected for the use of the parish. The feast is held on the Sunday after Martinmas."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire." 1853]


Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2278
1881 R.G. 11 / 3149
1891 R.G. 12 / 2518
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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.

This parish and village are in southwest Nottinghamshire and lie about 120 miles north of London, 6 miles north of Loughborough (in Leicestershire) and 10 miles due south of Nottingham. The parish covers 2,540 acres and includes Leake Sich about 1 mile southeast.

The village sits along a small brook that flows into the Soar River at Kingston. If you are planning a visit:

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 171
1851 190
1871 159
1881 162
1891 154
1901 112
1911 139
1921 119
1931 132
1951 116
1961 114
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