Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LAUNDE

LAUNDE, an extra-parochial tract in Billesdon district, Leicester; adjacent to Rutlandshire, 5 miles NW of Uppingham. Acres, 1, 640. Real property, £1, 612. Pop., 42. Houses, 5. The property belongs to E. F. Dawson, Esq. An Angustinian priory was founded here in 1125, by Richard Bassett; and was given, at the dissolution, to Lord Cromwell. A large mansion, in the Tudor style, now occupies the priory's site; was built partly with its stones, bears its name, is the seat of Mr. Dawson, and has attached to it a handsome small chapel.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "an extra-parochial tract"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Leicestershire AncC
Place: Launde

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