Glooston, Leicestershire, LE16 7ST
Date of visit: 22nd February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glooston is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 54, increasing to 147 (including Cranoe and Stonton Wyville) at the 2011 census.
The manor of Glooston was recorded in the Domesday Book as being held by Hugh de Grentemesnil. From 1180 to the middle of the 14th century the Basset family of Drayton were mesne tenants. The manor was held of the Bassets by the Harington family, and from c. 1412-1422 held by the Brauncepath family, through the marriage of Margaret Harington to Richard Brauncepath. The manor passed to John Colly, a distant Harington relative, in 1480 after a protracted legal dispute. His descendant Anthony Colly put the manor in trust in 1587 to pay an annuity of £100 for 60 years to a skinner, Randall Manning of London. This payment was in arrears by 1592, and possession of the manor passed to Manning. In 1614 Colly redeemed it for £1,500, and in 1632 he sold it to the Brudenell family for £4,500, in whose possession it has remained.
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Location – UK Postcode LE16 7ST
Location – OS Grid Ref: 475000, 295851
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.555344, -0.895212
Location – Northing / Westing 52°33’19.2″N, 0°53’42.7″W