Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire, LE8 6UF
Date of visit: 7th February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Willoughby Waterleys (formerly known as Willoughby Waterless) is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is situated near the A426 Leicester–to–Lutterworth road. Nearby villages are Ashby Magna, Peatling Magna and Countesthorpe. Main Street is the basis of the village running north to south, there have been some new developments such as bungalows and large detached houses however many farms still remain in the parish.
The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as being in the area of Guthlaxton, with a total population of “22 households (quite large)”, “12 meadow acres” and “5 ploughlands with 3 men plough teams”. Notably, the entry mentions two lords of the area: Esbiorn of Oadby in 1066 and Countess Judith in 1086.
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Location – UK Postcode LE8 6UF
Location – OS Grid Ref: 457494, 292230
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.524916, -1.154012
Location – Northing / Westing 52°31’29.7″N 1°09’14.5″W