Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Leicestershire » Long Clawson, Leicestershire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Long Clawson, Leicestershire

Local area map loading...

Long Clawson, Leicestershire

Long Clawson is a small village in Leicestershire, England. There is some debate about the origin of the village's name; one theory is that there were once two villages named Clawson and Claxton, which grew together and became Long Clawson. The “Long” part of the name probably arose because the village is over a mile in length although with 14 sharp bends. Situated in the Vale of Belvoir, the village is surrounded by farmland with rich soil ideal for pasture.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK7227
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

Other names by which Long Clawson, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Clawson ~ Claxton

Long Clawson, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clawson, par., N. Leicestershire, 5 miles N. of Melton Mowbray, 3450 ac., pop. 738.

Your comments about Long Clawson, Leicestershire

What do you know about Long Clawson, Leicestershire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus