In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cotesbach like this:
COTTESBACH, a parish in Lutterworth district, Leicester; adjacent to Watling-street and the boundary with Warwick, 1¾ mile SSW of Lutterworth, and 4 SE by S of Ullesthorpe r. station. It has a post office under Lutterworth. Acres, 1, 227. Real property, £2, 327. Pop., 125. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £282.* Patron, the Rev. R. Marriott. The church is old but good, and has a tower. Wells, the author of the "Geography of the Bible, " was rector.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cotesbach, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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