The Origin and Rise of Market Harborough

  • W. G. Hoskins


The origin of the pleasant old town of Market Harborough presents an interesting problem in local topography and history, for unlike the vast majority of Leicestershire towns, villages and hamlets it does not appear in Domesday Book. A few other places which exist today similarly fail to appear, but in some of these instances we know that the village was in fact already in existence.


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  1. 3.
    Stocks and Bragg, Market Harborough Parish Records to A.D. 1530 , pp. 31–2.Google Scholar
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    See Hartopp, Register of the Freemen of Leicester, 1196–1770, passim.Google Scholar
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    Stocks and Bragg, Op. cit., p. 44.Google Scholar

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© W. G. Hoskins 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Hoskins
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  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

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