Shearsby, Leicestershire, LE17 6PQ

Shearsby, Leicestershire, LE17 6PQ

Date of visit: 8th February 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shearsby is a rural village in the English county of Leicestershire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 240.

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 John Moore, a Puritan 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. In November 1604 he was brought before the ecclesiastical court for nonconformity, refusing to wear the surplice, and summoned a further four more times in 1605. He was finally discharged by the court in ‘hope of conformity’.

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Location – UK Postcode LE17 6PQ
Location – OS Grid Ref: 462360, 290886
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.512303, -1.082558
Location – Northing / Westing 52°30’44.3″N 1°04’57.2″W