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Knaptoft is a civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, with a population of around 50. It is also a deserted village in this parish. Knaptoft is just off the A5199 near Husbands Bosworth. Knaptoft House Farm is a nearby bed and breakfast and stud farm. The medieval fish ponds were restored from 1976 to 1982 and are now run commercially.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Knaptoft, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Knaploft ~ Cnapetot
Knaptoft, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Knaptoft, par. and township, Leicestershire, 7 miles NE. of Lutterworth--par., 4940 ac., pop. 697; township, pop. 54; has a mineral spring.
Knaptoft, Leicestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
KNAPTOFT, a parish, in the unions of Lutterworth and Market-Harborough, partly in the hundred of Gartree, and partly in that of Guthlaxton, S. division of the county of Leicester, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Lutterworth; containing, with the chapelries of Mowsley and Shearsby, and part of the hamlet of Walton, 936 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £32. 12. 6.; net income, £591; patron, the Duke of Rutland. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment, under an act of inclosure, in 1778. The church is in ruins. There are chapels of ease at Mowsley and Shearsby. Various charitable bequests have been made, amounting to £19 per annum. Vestiges of an ancient encampment may be traced. Dr. Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, was incumbent of the parish.
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