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HistoryEdit

Leverington - an estate linked with a man called Leofhere.[3][page needed] The 13th century church of St Leonard is a Grade I listed building,[4] noted for its spire, restored 15th-century, a Tree of Jesse window, and carved font. Rectors of the parish have included John Ailleston, Richard Reynolds, James Nasmith, Thomas Yale and John Jenkinson. Dramatist Edmund John Eyre (1767–1816), was a son of a rector.[citation needed]

Leverington Hall, originally constructed in the 17th century, is also Grade I listed.[5]

Until 1870, Parson Drove and Gorefield were part of Leverington parish.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Leverington CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 12 December 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ A.D.Mills (1998). Dictionary of English Place-names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST LEONARD (1160993)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ Historic England. "LEVERINGTON HALL (1125948)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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