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Description in 1871:
"COTES, a township in Prestwold parish, Leicester; on the river Soar, near the Midland railway, 1 mile NE of Loughborough. Real property, £1,246. Pop., 55."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-1872]

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Census

  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2277
1871 R.G. 10 / 3260
1891 R.G. 12 / 2518
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Church History

  • There appears to be no Anglican parish church in Cotes.
     
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Church Records

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of East Akeley.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description & Travel

Cotes is a village, a township and was, for a period, a parish. It is on the River Soar, 1 mile east of Loughborough. The parish covered 489 acres, most of which was pasture for sheep and cattle. The parish abuts Nottinghamshire county to the north.

If you are planning a visit:

  • There is a bridge across the River Soar connected the village to Loughborough.
     
  • By automobile, take the A60 north out of Loughborough toward Nottingham. The A60 passes over the bridge, above, into the village.
     
  • There are photographs of the parish at Geograph.
     
You can see pictures of Cotes which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cotes has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • This place was once full of market gardens and small farms.
     
  • This place was abandoned in medieval times, probably because of plague. The Hall at Cotes remained for some time.
     
  • A bridge across the River Soar connects the village to Loughborough. There was a minor battle at Cotes Bridge during the English Civil War.
     
  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of Cotes Mill on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK555208 (Lat/Lon: 52.781845, -1.178799), Cotes which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Prestwold parish. It became a Civil Parish in 1866.
     
  • Cotes appears to have reverted to a township by 1881.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient East Goscote Hundred in the mid division of the county.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Loughborough petty session hearings each Wednesday.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Loughborough Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 59
1881 52
1891 54
1901 53
1911 57
1921 39
1931 42
1951 62
1961 62
1991 41
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Schools

  • In 1733, Joseph THOMPSON left £100 to generate interest which was used to educate 10 boys.
     
  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1846 on Far Street to hold 110 children.
     
  • A Public Elementary School for infants was built here in 1838 on East Street to hold 94 infants.