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Gilmorton, a village in South Leicestershire, England with a population of over 900, is near to Ashby Magna & Lutterworth. The town's Anglo-Saxon origin is shown by its appearance in the Domesday book compiled in 1086.[1] with a population of about 140. The name may come from Anglo-Saxon origins: gilden (or gylden) meaning golden,[2] and morton, a town on the moor.[3]

Contributions to the history of Gilmorton were published privately by Martin Bloxsom B.A., M.Inst.C.E, member of an old Gilmorton family, about 90 years ago.[4]


  1. ^ "Gilmorton, Leicestershire". The Domesday book. The National Archives. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller. "An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-03-07. "gilden/gylden" 
  3. ^ " Unabridged (v 1.1)". Retrieved 2008-03-07. "morton" 
  4. ^ See M. Bloxsom, 'Records of the Family of Woodcock of Gilmorton, Leicestershire, and Connections' (Privately published, 1914); 'Records of the Family of Bloxsom of Gilmorton, Co. Leicester' (Private, c. 1916); 'A History of the Parish of Gilmorton in the County of Leicester' (Private, 1918). Copies in Leicester Record Office.

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Coordinates: 52°29′10″N 1°09′30″W / 52.48611°N 1.15833°W / 52.48611; -1.15833