Ibstock  Leicestershire


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

IBSTOCK, a village, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict in Derbyshire. The village stands near the source of the river Anker, 2 miles S W of Bar don r. station, and 4¼ N of Market-Bosworth; is well built; contains some good shops; and has a post office‡ under Ashby-de-la-Zouch.-The township includes the village, is in Market-Bosworth district, and comprises 2, 257 acres. ...

Real property, £7, 655; of which £750 are in mines, and £396 in railways. The parish contains also Hugglescote and Donington township, in Ashby-de-la-Zouch district; and comprises 4, 846 acres. Real property, £12, 759; of which £940 are in mines, and £411 in railways. Pop., 2, 334. Houses, 520. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Earl Howe. A branch mining railway comes hither from the Swannington railway. Coal is worked at the depth of 450 feet; bricks and tiles are made; and freestone abounds. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelries of Hugglescote and Donington, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £1, 150.* Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is old; has a tower and spire; and was recently in disrepair. The p. curacy of Colville is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Methodists, a national school, and a British school. Archbishop Land was rector.—The sub-district contains Ibstock township, three entire parishes, and parts of three others; and is in Market-Bosworth district. Acres, 18, 389. Pop., 6, 243. Houses, 1, 370.

Ibstock through time

Ibstock is now part of North West Leicestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North West Leicestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ibstock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ibstock in North West Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th October 2021

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