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The County of Leicester

Leicester is an inland Shire, but near the eastern sea; in shape it is hollow towards the north, and running to a peak towards the south, and is 39 miles from north to south, and 38 from east to west.

Asylums in the County of Leicester

The Lunatic Asylum for the Counties of Leicester and Rutland, a large and handsome building standing on a healthy situation a short distance from Leicester, was erected in 1837 and has been enlarged at various times. It will hold 605 patients.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1899

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Long Street
Wigston Magna
LE18 2AH 
Telephone:- U.K. 0116 257 1080 

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