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Leicestershire
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region East Midlands
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 28th
2,156 km²
Ranked 26th
2,083 km²
Admin HQ Glenfield
ISO 3166-2 GB-LEC
ONS code 31
NUTS 3 UKF22
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 21st
915,800
425 / km²
Ranked 17th
627,800
Ethnicity 85.0% White
11.9% S.Asian
1.2% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Arms of Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire County Council
http://www.leics.gov.uk/
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:Leicestershire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
  1. Charnwood
  2. Melton
  3. Harborough
  4. Oadby and Wigston
  5. Blaby
  6. Hinckley and Bosworth
  7. North West Leicestershire
  8. Leicester (Unitary)

Leicestershire ( IPA: [ˈlɛstəʃə] (RP), IPA: [ˈlɛstəʃɪə] (locally)), abbreviation Leics., is a landlocked county in central England. It takes its name from the heavily populated City of Leicester, traditionally its administrative centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire. The county borders onto Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire. The border with Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5). map of Leicestershire within England File links The following pages link to this file: Leicestershire Categories: GFDL images ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... Location within the British Isles A view of part of Glenfield from the 6th floor of the Leicestershire County Council County Hall, looking towards Bradgate Park. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of non-metropolitan counties of England by population. ... Arms of Leicestershire This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... The Right Honourable Stephen James Dorrell (born March 25, 1952) is an English politician and Conservative Member of Parliament for Charnwood. ... Alan James Carter Duncan MP (born March 31, 1957) is a British Conservative politician, and Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton. ... Edward Henry Garnier QC (born 26 October 1952) is a barrister and politician in the United Kingdom. ... Patricia Hope Hewitt M.P. (born 22 December 1948) British politician. ... Andrew John Reed (born 17 September 1964) is a British Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for the Loughborough constituency. ... Andrew Robert George Robathan (born 17 July 1951) is a British Conservative politician, and Member of Parliament for Blaby in Leicestershire. ... Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby (born December 27, 1948, Bishop Auckland) is a British Labour Party politician. ... David Leslie Taylor (born 22 August 1946, Ashby de la Zouch) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and is Labour and Co-operative member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire. ... David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick (born 19 January 1950) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. ... Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, known simply as Keith Vaz (born November 26, 1956), is a British Labour party politician and Member of Parliament for Leicester East. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Leicestershire. ... Charnwood is a local government district with borough status in northern Leicestershire, England. ... Melton is a local government district with borough status in north-eastern Leicestershire, England. ... Harborough is a local government district of Leicestershire, England, named for its main town, Market Harborough. ... Oadby and Wigston is a local government district and borough in the English county of Leicestershire. ... Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershire, England. ... Hinckley and Bosworth is a local government district with borough status in south-western Leicestershire, England, administered by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. ... North West Leicestershire is a local government district in Leicestershire, England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands region of the UK. The city is the traditional county town of Leicestershire. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands region of the UK. The city is the traditional county town of Leicestershire. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to a British ancient trackway which was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ...

County Hall, situated in Glenfield, about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Leicester city centre, is the seat of Leicestershire County Council and the headquarters of the county authority. The City of Leicester is administered from offices in Leicester itself and the City Council meets at Leicester Town Hall. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 601 × 183 pixelsFull resolution (601 × 183 pixel, file size: 8 KB, MIME type: image/png) Logo of Leicestershire County Council. ... Location within the British Isles A view of part of Glenfield from the 6th floor of the Leicestershire County Council County Hall, looking towards Bradgate Park. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Leicestershire County Council is the county council for the English non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire. ...


The River Soar rises to the east of Hinckley, in the far south of the county, and flows northward through Leicester before emptying into the River Trent at the point where Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire meet. A large part of the northwest of the county, around Coalville, forms part of the new National Forest area extending into Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The highest point of the county is Bardon Hill at 278 m/912 ft, which is also a Marilyn. The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... For other uses see Trent River. ... Trentlock, or Trent Lock is the area of canal locks around the point where the River Soar (flowing northwards) meets the River Trent (at this point flowing east). ... Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England, with a population of about 30,000. ... The National Forest, which covers an area of 520 km² of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, is described as a forest in the making. It stretches from Leicester in the east to Burton-upon-Trent in the west, and links the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. ... Bardon Hill, near Coalville, is the highest point in the English county of Leicestershire, 278 metres (912 feet) above sea level. ... A Marilyn is a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres, regardless of absolute height or other merit. ...


As part of a 2002 marketing campaign, the plant conservation charity Plantlife chose the Foxglove as the county flower. The following are the county flowers selected for the counties of the United Kingdom in Plantlifes 2002 County Flowers campaign. ... Plantlife is a U.K. plant conservation charity. ... Binomial name Digitalis purpurea L. Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove or Purple Foxglove), is a flowering plant in the family Plantaginaceae (formerly treated in the family Scrophulariaceae), native to most of Europe. ... A county flower is a flowering plant chosen to symbolise a county. ...

Contents

History

Leicestershire County Hall at Glenfield, built in 1967

Main article: History of Leicestershire. County Hall, London. ... County Hall, London. ... Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree. ...


Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree. These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscote and East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred. In 1087, the first recorded use of the name was as Laegrecastrescir. A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse, the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. ... Guthlaxton was a hundred of Leicestershire. ... Framland was a hundred in north-east Leicestershire, roughly corresponding to todays borough of Melton. ... Goscote was a wapentake of Leicestershire, consisting of the north and north-west of the county. ... Gartree was a hundred of Leicestershire. ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... West Goscote was a hundred of Leicestershire, that arose from the division of the ancient Goscote hundred into two. ... East Goscote was a hundred of Leicestershire, that arose from the division of the ancient Goscote hundred into two. ... Sparkenhoe was a hundred of Leicestershire, England. ...


Leicestershire's external boundaries have changed little since the Domesday Survey. The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed. Measham is a village on the Leicestershire-Staffordshire border, located just off the A42 just south of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. ... Donisthorpe is a village whose center is in the English county of Derbyshire, next to the River Mease which there forms the border with the neighbouring county of Leicestershire. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Netherseal is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. ... The stilted Grammar School Market Harborough Parish church of St Dionysius Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland. ... Little Bowden is a conurbation of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ...


In 1974, the Local Government Act 1972 abolished the county borough status of Leicester city and the county status of neighbouring Rutland, converting both to administrative districts of Leicestershire. These actions were reversed on 1 April 1997, when Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The symbol of the county council, and Leicester City FC, is the fox. Leicestershire is considered to be the birthplace of fox hunting as it is known today. Hugo Meynell, who lived in Quorn, is known as the father of fox hunting. Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough have associations with fox hunting, as has neighbouring Rutland. Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed the Foxes, are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... This article is about the animal. ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... Hugo Meynell (1735 – 1808), generally seen as the father of modern foxhunting, became Master of Fox Hounds for the prestigious Leicestershire hunt, the Quorn in 1753 and continued in that role for another forty-seven years (the hunt is so called after Meynells home, Quordon Hall in North Leicestershire). ... Quorn parish church Quorndon is a village in Leicestershire, England. ... Melton Mowbray or just Melton (as it is commonly known to its inhabitants) is a town of around 26,000 people in the borough of Melton north-east Leicestershire, England, 15 miles from Leicester and 105 miles north of London. ... The stilted Grammar School Market Harborough Parish church of St Dionysius Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland. ...


Demographics

The population of Leicestershire (excluding the city of Leicester) is 609,579 (2001). The county covers an area of 2,084 km² (804 sq mi). 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The largest population centre is Leicester, followed by Loughborough. Other major towns include Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby and Wigston. Leicestershire is now the most culturally diverse county in England and Wales, with all major towns and cities having large ethnic and relgious minority communities[citation needed]. Leicester is predicted to be the first city in the United Kingdom to have a non-white majority by the next census in 2011[citation needed]. Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands region of the UK. The city is the traditional county town of Leicestershire. ... Loughboroughs carillon Loughborough parish church The Brush engineering works Loughborough University Loughborough (pronounced locally as either , LUFF-burra or , LUFF-bruh, and more widely as [ˈlʌfˌb(ə)ɹə]) is a town in Leicestershire, central England with a population of 57,600 as of 2004. ... Market Street Ashby-de-la-Zouch Ashby-de-la-Zouch (formerly also Ashby-de-la-Zouche) is a small market town in the North West Leicestershire district of the county of Leicestershire, England. ... Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England, with a population of about 30,000. ... Hinckley is a town in south-west Leicestershire, England. ... The stilted Grammar School Market Harborough Parish church of St Dionysius Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland. ... Melton Mowbray or just Melton (as it is commonly known to its inhabitants) is a town of around 26,000 people in the borough of Melton north-east Leicestershire, England, 15 miles from Leicester and 105 miles north of London. ... Location within the British Isles Oadby is an unincorporated town in Leicestershire, England, within the district of Oadby and Wigston. ... Wigston (or more properly Wigston Magna to distinguish it from the nearby Wigston Parva), is a town in Leicestershire, just to the south of Leicester. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of the non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire and Rutland (it does not include the City of Leicester) at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... This article discusses Leicester in England. ...

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 6,666 145 2,763 3,758
2000 7,813 112 2,861 4,840
2003 9,509 142 3,045 6,321
  1. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Leicester and Leicestershire has had a traditional industry of knitwear, hosiery and footwear; in the latter it equalled Northamptonshire's idiosyncratic footwear history. The sheep on the county's coat of arms is recognition of this. The local industry only survived through protection of the Multi Fibre Arrangement, which came to an end in 2004. The headquarters of Freeman Hardy Willis - owned by the British Shoe Corporation (before 1996) used to be, and those of Shoefayre (based in South Wigston and owned by the Co-op) and Stead and Simpson (based in Syston, Charnwood) are still in Leicestershire. Shoe Zone (originally known as Benson Shoe) is based on Humberstone Road in the City of Leicester, and took over the Oliver Group in 2000, which included Timpson's former retail division and was actually based just inside the City of Leicester on the Braunstone Frith industrial estate - next to the old plant of the British Shoe Corporation. Staple diet of football supporters, Pukka Pies are based in Syston. The East Midlands Airport is one mile south of Castle Donington, next to the M1 in North West Leicestershire. The M1 is Leicestershire's other important transport hub. The start of the M6, and part of the A14 briefly intersect with the southern tip of Leicestershire. Many large UK retail companies have huge warehouses at the Magna Park complex near Lutterworth, close to the M1. The Midland Main Line provides important connections to Yorkshire and London, and the Birmingham - Stansted Line is essentially Leicestershire's east-west connection from Hinckley to Melton. Knit hat, yarn, and knitting needles For the record label, see Knitting Factory. ... Hosiery describes undergarments worn directly on the feet and legs. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Species See text. ... The Multi Fibre Arrangement (MFA) governed the world trade in textiles and garments from 1974 through 2004, imposing quotas on the amount developing countries could export to developed countries. ... Freeman, Hardy and Willis was a major chain of footwear retailers in the United Kingdom, now defunct. ... South Wigston is a suburb of Leicester in England. ... In the UK, the Co-Op refers to supermarkets, convenience stores, funeral directors, a small number of department stores and other businesses owned by a variety of independent Co-operative societies but largely marketed and operated in a co-ordinated way. ... Syston is a town and civil parish in the district of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. ... Shoe zone. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... A staple food is a food that forms the basis of a traditional diet, particularly that of the poor. ... The corporate logo and slogan. ... Map sources for Castle Donington at grid reference SK446272 Castle Donington is a village with a population of around 7000 in the North of Leicestershire, close to Derby and Nottingham and on the edge of the National Forest. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... This article concerns the M6 motorway in England. ... The A14 is a major road in England, running from the Port of Felixstowe to the junction of the M1 and M6 motorways near Rugby. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... The Birmingham to Peterborough Line is an important railway line in the United Kingdom, linking the Midlands to East Anglia. ...


Education

Secondary schools in Leicestershire are completely comprehensive. The schools are segregated by age in some areas to ages 10-14 (middle schools), and 14 to 16 or 18 (upper schools). The schools, compared to other LEAs, have large numbers on the roll - the school sizes are often 2000 and more. For Melton and Blaby districts, although there is division by middle and upper schools, there is only one school for that whole district (for one particular age group); there is no choice of school. Charnwood has the largest school population - four times the size of the Melton district. In the East Midlands, Leicestershire is the third best LEA, after Rutland and Lincolnshire and produces results above average. The best performing school at GCSE, for achieving 5 grades at A-C including Maths and English, is the Beauchamp College in Oadby with 66%, followed by the De Lisle Catholic Science College in Loughborough with 61% and Lutterworth Grammar School with 60%. The England average is 45.8%. The worst performing school is the King Edward VII Science and Sport College in Coalville with 31%, followed by the Burleigh Community College in Loughborough with 36%. At A level, the De Lisle Catholic Science College performs the best, followed by Guthlaxton College in Wigston and the John Cleveland College in Hinckley. Leicstershire also holds the only military college in the whole of Great Britain; Situated in the village of Woodhouse near Loughborough, Welbeck College, or the DSFC (Defence Sixth Form College) as it is also known, prepares pupils for an officer's career in either the RAF, Army, Royal Navy or as a scientist in the Ministry of Defence. Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... High School also refers to the highest form of classical riding, High School Dressage. ... A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ... Beauchamp College logo The Beauchamp College (pronounced bee chum) is a comprehensive upper school and further education community college, in Oadby, a town on the outskirts of Leicester, England. ... Location within the British Isles Oadby is an unincorporated town in Leicestershire, England, within the district of Oadby and Wigston. ... De Lisle Catholic Science College. ... Lutterworth Grammar School is an upper school and sixth-form college in the south Leicestershire market town of Lutterworth. ... Wigston (or more properly Wigston Magna to distinguish it from the nearby Wigston Parva), is a town in Leicestershire, just to the south of Leicester. ... John Cleveland College (JCC - also called JC by most of its pupils) is a state comprehensive school in Hinckley, Leicestershire. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Woodhouse is a small village in the heart of Charnwood, England. ... Loughboroughs carillon Loughborough parish church The Brush engineering works Loughborough University Loughborough (pronounced locally as either , LUFF-burra or , LUFF-bruh, and more widely as [ˈlʌfˌb(ə)ɹə]) is a town in Leicestershire, central England with a population of 57,600 as of 2004. ... Welbeck College, now officially known as Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, established on the grounds of the Welbeck Abbey Estate, of the family of Portland. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Average score at GCSE by council district (%)

  • 1. Harborough 55.8
  • 2. Oadby and Wigston 52.2
  • 3. Hinckley and Bosworth 46.6
  • 4. North West Leicestershire 43.1
  • 5. Charnwood 42.9
  • 6. Melton 42.0
  • 7. Blaby 38.0
  • (Leicester City Unitary Authority) 33.5

Towns and villages

See the list of places in Leicestershire. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Leicestershire, England. ...


Places of interest

Rocks, Old John and the War Memorial at Bradgate Park
Rocks, Old John and the War Memorial at Bradgate Park

tut jittys a' plenty good cob shop down there too Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Belvoir Castle in the late 19th century. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 281 KB) Bradgate Park, rocks with Old John and the War Memorial. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 281 KB) Bradgate Park, rocks with Old John and the War Memorial. ... Old John Old John at sunset Old John is a folly atop the highest hill in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, England. ... Rocks, Old John and the War Memorial Bradgate House, with Old John and the Leicestershire War Memorial on the skyline Bradgate House, chapel and ruined tower Old John Red deer River Lin taken from hillside Bradgate Park is a public park in Leicestershire, England, just northwest of Leicester. ... The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal is a 22 mile (35 km) long canal in England which travels between Bedworth in Warwickshire and the Leicestershire village of Snarestone. ... Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle Ashby-de-la-Zouch has an historic 15th century castle which was formerly owned by the Hastings family. ... The Battlefield Line Railway is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, England. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Belvoir Castle in the late 19th century. ... Combatants King Richard III of England, Yorkist Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, Lancastrian Commanders Richard III of England† Nominally, Richmond in practice, the Earl of Oxford Strength 6,000 (king had 15,500 but Lord Thomas Stanley with 4,000 and his brother, Sir William Stanley with 2,500 betrayed... Rocks, Old John and the War Memorial Bradgate House, with Old John and the Leicestershire War Memorial on the skyline Bradgate House, chapel and ruined tower Old John Red deer River Lin taken from hillside Bradgate Park is a public park in Leicestershire, England, just northwest of Leicester. ... The Brampton Valley Way was officially opened by Lady Hesketh on 8th April 1993 in a ceremony at Boughton Crossing. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... World Series by Renault at Donington Parks Melbourne Hairpin in 2005. ... Nottingham East Midlands Airport (IATA airport code: EMA, ICAO airport code: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington. ... Upper staircase of Foxton Locks Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two staircases each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough and are named after the nearby village of Foxton. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... A Roman Station About two miles to the west of Little Claybrook, in the hundred of Luthlaxton, in Leicestershire, is a place called High Cross, which, according to some antiquarians, was the Benonce or Vennones of the Romans. ... Launde Abbey is located in Leicestershire and is presently used as a Conference and Retreat Centre, by the Church of England Diocese of Leicester. ... The University of Leicester Harold Martin Botanic Garden is located in Oadby, Leicestershire close to the halls of residence for the University of Leicester. ... Mallory Park is situated in the village of Kirkby Mallory, just off the A47, between Leicester and Hinckley. ... Moira Furnace is a nineteenth century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire. ... Mount St. ... The National Forest, which covers an area of 520 km² of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, is described as a forest in the making. It stretches from Leicester in the east to Burton-upon-Trent in the west, and links the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. ... The Hall Stanford Hall is a stately home in Leicestershire, England, near the town of Lutterworth. ... The Emporium is a super-club located in Coalville, Leicestershire and has become a tourist destination in its own right since it started in 1995. ... Twycross Zoo is a zoo in Twycross, in south-west Leicestershire, England, founded in 1963. ...


See also

External links


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GENUKI - Leicestershire Genealogy - A Guide to Genealogical Research Information for the County of Leicestershire, ... (1291 words)
"Leicestershire, inland county of England, bounded N. by Notts, E. by Lincolnshire and Rutland, SE.
The Society of Genealogists holds copies of a variety of parish registers from Leicestershire churches which can be studied at their library in London.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society has its own web site providing details of its monthly meetings which are held in Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Hinckley and Oakham, its publications and library facilities.
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Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England.
The county flower of Leicestershire is the Foxglove.
The population of Leicestershire (excluding the city of Leicester) is 609,579 (2001).
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