The Victoria History of Leicestershire: Buckminster and Sewstern

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Buckminster and Sewstern, in north-east Leicestershire, are two small villages within a single parish, and although both were established before 1086, they have developed different characters. Buckminster was purely an agricultural village until the 1790s, when Sir William Manners enlarged a small park, built a mansion and began to create an estate village. Many of the houses are of red brick, and were built for estate employees by the 9th earl of Dysart between 1878 and 1935, as part of a programme of village improvements ...

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The Victoria History of Leicestershire: Buckminster and Sewstern
2017, Institute of Historical Research

ISBN-13: 9781909646698

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