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Shearsby, Leicestershire

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Shearsby, Leicestershire

Shearsby is a rural village in the English county of Leicestershire. It is in the Harborough district around nine miles due south of Leicester and north east of Lutterworth. In the early 17th Century the Vicar of St Mary Magdelene, and also Rector of Knaptoft was Puritan John Moore, who wrote A Mappe of Man's Mortalite in 1617 and often struggled to maintain his principles against the authorities within the Church of England.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP6290
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

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

Seuesbi ~ Sueuesbi ~ Suesbi

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

Shearsby, township and vil., Knaptoft par., Leicestershire, 7 miles NE. of Lutterworth, pop. 261.

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