Place:


Lutterworth  Leicestershire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lutterworth like this:

Lutterworth, market town and par., Leicestershire, 3½ m. SE. of Ullesthorpe sta. and 7½ m. NE. of Rugby, 1890 ac., pop. 1965; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Lutterworth occupies a pleasant situation on a declivity near the river Swift. It is an ancient town, consists of regular and well-paved streets, and has a town hall, a market house, and 2 endowed schools. ...


John Wycliffe (1324-1387), the reformer, resided and ministered at Lutterworth for many years, and the church, an ancient building, restored in 1740, contains the pulpit in which he preached. Besides the weekly market, Lutterworth has an important sheep market and cattle fairs.

Lutterworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11141

Date accessed: 15th November 2019


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