Gracedieu  Leicestershire


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

GRACEDIEU, a hamlet in Belton parish, Leicester; on Charnwood Forest canal, 5 miles ENE of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Real property, £1, 906. Pop., 32. An August - inian nunnery was founded here, in the 13th century, by Roesia de Verdun; and came to the Beaumonts, one of whom, a native, was Francis Beaumont the poet. ...

Gracedieu manor, on the site of the nunnery, is an ornamental chateau, of somewhat foreign aspect, the seat of A.L. M. Phillipps de Lisle, Esq. A Roman Catholic chapel is attached to the mansion; is in the pointed style of the time of Henry VII.; and consists of nave, chancel, and N aisle. There is also, in the neighbourhood, a Trappist monastery.

Gracedieu through time

Gracedieu 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 Gracedieu itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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