ⓘ History of Leicestershire

                                     

ⓘ History of Leicestershire

The first recorded use of the name Lægrecastrescir was in 1087. In Domesday Book 1087 the county is recorded as Ledecestrescire and in 1124 Leþecæstrescir occurs.

In 1974 due to the local government act 1972, the County of Rutland was annexed to Leicestershire in the district, and the status of the district Leicesters district was abolished, he becomes also.

In 1974 the local government Act 1972 abolished the status of the County borough of Leicester, and the County status of neighbouring Rutland, converting both to administrative districts of Leicestershire. These actions were abolished on 1 April 1997, when Rutland and the city of Leicester became a unitary authority. Rutland again became a special ceremonial County, although it is still protected by Leicestershire police.