Fenny Drayton  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fenny Drayton like this:

DRAYTON (Fenny), a parish in the district of Atherstone, and county of Leicester; adjacent to Watling-street, the river Anker, and the boundary with Warwick, 2½ miles W of Atherstone r. station, and 5½ NW by W of Hinckley. Post town, Atherstone. Acres, 1, 280. Real property, £2, 215. Pop., 134. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £278.* Patron, the Rev. J. E. Colyer. The church was reported in 1859 as bad. The ancestors of Drayton the poet were residents.

Fenny Drayton through time

Fenny Drayton is now part of Hinckley and Bosworth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hinckley and Bosworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fenny Drayton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fenny Drayton, in Hinckley and Bosworth and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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