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Witherley is a village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. It is in the far south-west of Leicestershire. The Warwickshire/Leicestershire border runs along the parish boundary, along the River Anker to the west and the A5 to the south, with Witherley village close by the town of Atherstone and the village of Mancetter. One of its notable features is the church of St Peter, noted for its very tall steeple, "52 yards ”.
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Witherley, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Witherley, par., township, and vil., Leicestershire - par., 1570 ac., pop. 515; township, pop. 457; vil., 1 mile E. of Atherstone and 6 miles SW. of Market Bosworth; P.O.; in vicinity is Witherley House, seat.
Witherley, Leicestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
WITHERLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Sparkenhoe, S. division of the county of Leicester, 1½ mile (E. by S.) from Atherstone; containing, with the hamlet of Atterton, 509 inhabitants, of whom 425 are in Witherley township. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16. 2. 3½.; net income, £500; patron and incumbent, the Rev. J. C. Roberts. The church has one of the finest spires in the county, 156 feet high. The old Watling-street, which here separates Leicestershire from Warwickshire, crosses the river Anker at Witherley bridge.
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