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    Saddington
    Sadin / Setintone: King's land. Mill.

    Saltby
    Saltebi: Roger de Bully. 2 mills.
    Site of a Roman pavement. Nearby earthworks, King Lud's Entrenchments, are thought to date from the 9th century.

    Sapcote
    Sape / Scepecote: King's land; Hugh de Grandmesnil and Fulbert from him. Mill.

    Saxby
    Saxebi: Henry de Ferrers; Hugh Musard from Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    The church is the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery.

    Saxelby
    Saxelbie: King's land.

    Scalford
    Scaldeford: Ralph Pippin from Robert de Bucy; Robert from Countess Judith.
    Site of a 14th century weekly market.

    Scraptoft
    Scrapentot: Coventry Abbey.
    Part of Leicester.

    Seagrave
    Satgrave: King's land; Henry de Ferrers; Robert de Bucy; Earl Hugh, formerly Earl Harold.
    Robert Burton, author of the Anatomy of Melancholy, was rector here, 1630-40.

    Sewstern
    Sewesten: William Lovett.
    Old drove road nearby.

    Shackerstone
    Sacrestone: Robert the Bursar.
    Saxon jewellery was here.

    Shangton
    San(c)tone: King's land; Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil; Geoffrey from Robert de Vessey.

    Sharnford
    Scene / Scerneford: Robert from Bishop of Lincoln; Hugh de Grandmesnil; Countess Judith; Thorkell from the king.

    Shawell
    Sawelle: Robert from Count of Meulan. Mill.

    Shearsby
    Seuesbi / Sue(ue)sbi: Quentin's wife, Norman and Howard from the king.
    Yeoman's house.

    Sheepy Magna
    Scepa: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    Mill; mill pond.

    Sheppy Parva
    Scepehe: Walter from Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.

    Shenton
    Scentone: King's land; Roger from Henry de Ferrers; Norman from Robert de Vessey.
    17th century hall.

    Shepshed
    Scepe(s)hefde: King's land. Mill.
    Large; market place.

    Shoby
    Seoldesberie:
    Lost.

    Sibson
    Sibetesdone: King's land.
    Inn was a 13th century tithe barn.

    Sileby
    Seg / Sigelbi / Siglesbie: King's land; Arnold from Hugh de Grandmesnil; Earl Hugh, formerly Earl Harold. 2 mills.
    Industrial; medieval church.

    Skeffington
    Sciftitone: King's land. Mill.
    The hall was the home of Skeffington family from the late 13th century.

    Slawston
    Slaches / Slagestone: Ingold, Godric and Fran from Robert de Bucy.
    Secluded.

    Smeeton Westerby
    Esmeditone / Smi(te)tone: King's land; Hugh de Grandmesnil and Robert from Hugh; Robert the Bursar.

    Smockington
    Snochantone: Wazelin from Henry de Ferrers.

    Snarestone
    Snarchetone: Robert the Bursar.

    Somerby
    Sumerdeberie / lidebie / Summerdebi(e): King's land; Roger from Henry de Ferrers; Robert the Bursar.
    Birthplace of the surgeon William Cheselden (1688-1752).

    South Croxton
    Crochestone / Croptone: Roger from Bishop of Lincoln; William from Robert de Tosny. Mill.

    South Kilworth
    Cleveliorde: Robert de Vessey; Robert from Guy de Raimbeaucourt.
    Large; Tudor house; medieval moated site; fishponds. William Peason, the astronomer, was rector here from 1817 and built an observatory.

    South Marefield
    Alia Merdefelde: King's land.
    Marefield near Melton Mowbray.

    Sproxton
    Sprotone: Warin from Guy de Craon; Godfrey de Cambrai; Hugh Musard from Countess Judith. 3 mills.
    Saxon cross.

    Stanton under Bardon
    Stantone: Geoffrey de La Guerche.

    Stapleford
    Stapeford: Henry de Ferrers. 2 mills.
    Church; hall; safari park; once a Roman and Saxon settlement.

    Stapleton
    Stapletone: Coventry Abbey; Crowland Abbey.
    Richard III camped south of here before the Battle of Bosworth Field.

    Stathern
    Stachedirne / tone: William from Robert de Tosny; William and Roger from Geoffrey de La Guerche.
    Red and white cottages; formerly a lace-making centre.

    Staunton Harold
    Stantone: Arnolf from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Hall with park and lakes.

    Stockerston
    Stoctone / tun: Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.

    Stonesby
    Stovenebi: Guy de Craon.
    On old drover's road.

    Stoney Stanton
    Stantone: Robert the Bursar.
    Quarries.

    Stonton Wyville
    Stantone: Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil; Osbern from Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    Fishponds.

    Stormesworth
    Stormeorde / mode:
    Lost.

    Stoughton
    Sto(c)tone: Howard and Erneis from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    On outskirts of Leicester.

    Stretton
    Stratone: King's land.
    Now the village of Little Stretton, and a church, all that remains of Great Stretton.

    Stretton en le Field
    Stretone / Streitun: Roger from Henry de Ferrers. Mill.

    Sutton Cheney
    Sutone: Crowland Abbey; Arnold from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Overlooking Bosworth Field.

    Sutton in the Elms
    Sutone: Quentin's wife and Ralph from the king.
    The county's oldest Nonconformist chapel.

    Swepstone
    Scopestone: Nigel from Henry de Ferrers.

    Swinford
    Suin / Suine(s)ford: Ralph from Bishop of Lincoln; Arnbern the Priest; Robert from the king; Hugh de Grandmesnil; Hugh and Warin from Robert de Bucy; Alwin from Geoffrey de La Guerche. Mill.

    Sysonby
    Sis / Sixtenebi: Geoffrey de La Guerche and Rainer from him; Hugh Burdet from Countess Judith.
    Part of Melton Mowbray.

    Syston
    Sitestone: Swein from Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.
    Large; industrial.

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    Theddingworth
    Dedigworde / Tedi(nges)worde: Norman from the king; William Lovett; Gundwin from Countess Judith; Roger from Earl Hugh, formerly Earl Harold. Mill.

    Thorpe Acre
    Torp: King's land.
    Part of Loughborough.

    Thorpe Arnold
    Torp: Walter from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    On the outskirts of Melton Mowbray; ancient cross and earthworks.

    Thorpe Langton
    Torp: Hugh de Grandmesnil and Osbern from him; Moriland from Robert de Vessey; Roger from Robert de Bucy. Mill.

    Thringstone
    Trangesbi: King's land; Nigel of Stafford.

    Thrussington
    Turstanestone: Guy de Raimbeaucourt. Mill.

    Thurcaston
    Turchi(te)lestone: Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.
    Birthplace of Hugh Latimer, the reforming divine (1485-1555).

    Thurlaston
    Lestone / Letitone: Robert de Bucy from Hugh de Grandmesnil.

    Thurmaston
    Turmodestone: Hugh de Grandmesnil and William from him. Mill.
    Part of Leicester; site of an Abglo-Saxon cemetery.

    Tilton
    Tile / Tillintone: King's land; Hugh from Archbishop of York; Robert the Bursar.
    The highest in the county.

    Tonge
    Tunge: Henry de Ferrers.

    Tugby
    Tochebi: King's land.

    Tur Langton
    Cher / Terlintone: Walkelin from Archbishop of York.
    Manor house.

    Twycross
    Tuicros: Nigel from Henry de Ferrers.
    Zoo. The medieval stained glass in the church was brought from France at the time of the Revolution.

    Twyford
    Taiworde / Tuiuorde: King's land; Robert from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    In the valley below Burrough Hill.

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    Ullesthorpe
    Ulestorp: Walter from Geoffrey de La Guerche. Mill.
    Large; once a centre of the framework knitting trade.

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    Walcote
    Walecote: Ralph from Bishop of Lincoln. Hugh from Robert de Bucy. Mill.

    Walton
    Waltone: Norman from the king.

    Walton on the Wolds
    Waletone: Ralph de Chartres from the king.

    Wanlip
    Anelepe: Ralph de Chartres from the king. Mill.
    Within Greater Leicester; site of a Roman villa.

    Wartnaby
    Worcnodebie: King's land.
    Hall.

    Welby
    Alebi(e): Geoffrey de La Guerche; Hugh Burdet, Godwin and Ralph from Countess Judith. Part of a mill.
    A few houses; fishponds; church.

    Welham
    Wale / Weleham / Walendeham: Osbern from Bishop of York; Gilbert from Robert de Bucy and Countess Judith. Mill.

    Weston
    Westone:
    Lost.

    Whatborough
    Wetberga:
    Lost.

    Whetstone
    Westham: Ralph from Count of Meulan. Mill.
    Part of Leiceter.

    Whitwick
    Witewic: Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Mining; granted weekly market in the 13th century. Nearby is Mount St. Bernard Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey to be built after the Reformation.

    Wigston Magna
    Wichingestone: Hugh de Grandmesnil; Robert from Countess Judith.
    Part of Leicester; the county's second largest town in the Middle Ages.

    Wigston Parva
    Wicestan: Aelfric the Priest.
    Hall farm; manor house; church.

    Willesley
    Wiuleslei(e): King's land; Aelfric from Henry de Ferrers.

    Willoughby Waterless
    Wil(ech)ebi: Ivo and Ulf from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Many fine 17th to 19th century houses.

    Willows
    Wilges:
    Lost.

    Wistow
    Wistanestou / Witenesto: Robert the Bursar. Mill.
    Church with Norman remains. Jacobean hall where Charles I took refuge after Naseby.

    Withcote
    Wicoc / Wicote: Robert the Bursar; Alfwold from Geoffrey de La Guerche.
    Hall; church.

    Woodcote
    Udecote: John from Henry de Ferrers.

    Worthington
    Werditone: Henry de Ferrers.

    Wycomb
    Wiche: King's land. 2 mills.

    Wyfordby
    Werdebi / Wivordebie / Wordebi: Henry de Ferrers; Richard from Roger de Bully; Geoffrey de La Guerche. 2 mills.
    Moated medieval homestead.

    Wymeswold
    Wimundeswald: Robert and Serlo from Hugh de Grandmesnil; Durand Malet; Robert de Jort from the king.
    Large; weekly market granted 1338; 2 old drover's roads.

    Wymondham
    Wimundesham: Henry de Ferrers; Ansfrid from Robert de Bucy.
    Large; Roman remains. It was once a small town, with a weekly market granted in 1303.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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