Prestwold  Leicestershire


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

PRESTWOLD, a township and a parish in Loughborough district, Leicester. The township lies on an affluent of the river Soar, near the boundary with Notts, 2½ miles E N E of Loughborough r. station; and has awall letter-box under Loughborough. Real property, £1, 937. Pop., 72. Houses, 19. ...

The parish contains also the townships of Hoton, Cotes, and Burton-on-the-Wolds. Acres, 4, 720. Real property, £10,026. Pop., 969. Houses, 215. The manor with Prestwold Hallbelongs to Col.W. Packe. Burton Hall is the seat of Lord A. St. Maur. The living is a donative, united with the p. curacy of Hoton, in the diocese of Peterborough. The parish church is a handsome edifice, with a tower; and contains monuments of the Packes. Hotonchurch was rebuilt in 1837. There are two Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £37 a year, and charities £7.

Prestwold through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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