Place:Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England

NameCastle Donington
Alt namesCastle-Doningtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Dunintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Dunitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Coordinates52.833°N 1.333°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1897 - )
Also located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1897)
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Castle Donington Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE:Some sources assume that the spelling of the town's name is Donnington. This is contrary to all modern usage. "Donington" is what is used on maps whether one is speaking of the town, or Donington Park or Donington Hall. (There is a Donnington Castle in Berkshire, England.)

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Castle Donington is a large village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. It is situated on the edge of the National Forest close to East Midlands Airport. Until 1897 Castle Donington was in Derbyshire.

Castle Donington stands on the former Nottingham to Birmingham trunk road. The town is a mix of the old and new, with modern shops mixed with dignified Georgian and Regency houses. Several timber framed houses dating from the 17th century and earlier survive along the main road.

Lace making was an important industry up until the 1850, when a sharp decline in the population is recorded. The population did not recover to the same level until a century later, when in 1950 over 3000 people are recorded as living in the village.

Bondgate, Borough Street and Clapgun Street formed the nucleus of the historic village, with the Castle formerly standing at the eastern end of Borough Street on Castle Hill. It was abandoned and its stone used to build Donington Hall within Donington Park.

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