Barton in the Beans

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Leicestershire

 

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Barton in the Beans is a hamlet in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England .There are no shops or pubs here, only a Baptist Church and a post box. In the 18th century it was an important centre for the Baptist Church and the minister at Barton was the notable clockmaker Samuel Deacon (1746-1816) Deacon settled at Barton ca. 1765 and set up in business as a clockmaker. His workshop was preserved by his successors and after many years of continuous use is now in the collections of the Leicester Museum. He was a leader of the General Baptist sect and the author of many works, including his autobiography. One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is listed amongst the lands given to Hugh de Grandmesnil by the King (the land required half a plough and there were 2 acres (8,100 m2) of meadow).

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