- History of Leicestershire
Leicestershirewas recorded in the Domesday Bookin four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscoteand Gartree. These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscoteand East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoehundred.
Leicestershire's external boundaries have changed little since the Domesday Survey. The
Measham- Donisthorpe exclaveof Derbyshirehas been exchanged for the Netherseal/ Overseallarea, and the urban expansion of Market Harboroughhas caused Little Bowdon, previously in Northamptonshireto be annexed.
1974, due to the Local Government Act 1972, the county of Rutlandwas annexed to Leicestershire as a district, and Leicester's county boroughstatus was abolished, it becoming a district also. Both these actions were reversed on April 1, 1996.
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