In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Drayton like this:
DRAYTON, a township in Bringhurst parish, Leicester; near the river Welland, 2 miles W of Rockingham. Pop., 126. Houses, 29. There is a Wesleyan chapel. George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, was a native.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Drayton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Harborough. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Drayton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Drayton, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2014
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