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. with a population of about 140. The name may come from Anglo-Saxon origins: gilden (or gylden) meaning golden, and morton, a town on the moor.
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.
- "Gilmorton, Leicestershire". The Domesday book. The National Archives. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
- Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller. "An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-03-07. "gilden/gylden"
- "Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 2008-03-07. "morton"
- 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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