Lutterworth in 1839
Lutterworth is in the hundred of Guthlaxton, 13 miles from Leicester, and 89 from London on the Chester and Liverpool mail-road. The parish comprehends an area of 1,890 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 2,262. The town consists of one main street and several smaller ones. The church is a large handsome building : the chancel is separated from the nave by a beautiful screen. From the pulpit, which is of fine carved oak, Wickliffe, who held the living of Lutterworth, is said to have addressed his flock. The chief manufacture of Lutterworth is of coarse hosiery, but it is not extensive. The market is on Thursday. The living is a rectory, of the clear yearly value of £585, with a glebe-house. There were in the parish, in 1833, one endowed school, with 100 boys ; two other schools, partly supported by endowments and by subscription, with 10 and 32 girls respectively ; another school, partly supported by subscription, with 26 boys ; eleven other day-schools, with 171 children ; and four Sunday-schools, with 486 children.