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Gilmorton, Leicestershire

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Gilmorton, Leicestershire

Gilmorton, a village in South Leicestershire, England with a population of over 900, is near to Ashby Magna & Lutterworth. The town's Anglo-Saxon origin is shown by its appearance in the Domesday book compiled in 1086. with a population of about 140. The name may come from Anglo-Saxon origins: gilden (or gylden) meaning golden, and morton, a town on the moor. Contributions to the history of Gilmorton were published privately by Martin Bloxsom B.A. , M. Inst.C.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP5787
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Mortone

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

Gilmorton, par., S. Leicestershire, 3 miles NE. of Lutterworth, 3143 ac., pop. 644; P.O.

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