Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LEICESTER-ABBEY

LEICESTER-ABBEY, an extra-parochial tract in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicestershire; on the river Soar, 1 mile N of Leicester. Acres, 25. Real property, £2,408. Pop., 40. Houses, 7. The Augustinian abbey, founded in 1143 by Robert Bossu, and noticed in our account of Leicester, stood here; and an extant portion of wall belonging to it retains vestiges of inscriptions worked in bricks. The property, after the dissolution, passed through varions hands; and belongs now to the Earl of Dysart. The grounds have been converted into an extensive nursery.

(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: Leicester

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