Place:Coalville, Leicestershire, England

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NameCoalville
TypeTown
Coordinates52.717°N 1.367°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoIbstock, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish in which it was part located until 1866
Whitwick, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish in which it was part located until 1866
Packington, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish in which it was part located until 1866
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England. Coalville itself had a population of 4,494 in 2001, with the total population of its conurbation estimated in 2003 to be around 33,000. It lies on the A511 trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent, close to junction 22 of the M1 motorway where the A511 meets the A50 between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester. Coalville is the administrative seat of North West Leicestershire District Council and serves as a market town for the district. It borders the upland area of Charnwood Forest to the east of the town. Coalville is twinned with Romans-sur-Isère in southeastern France.

John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 describes Coalville as "a chapelry in Ibstock, Whitwick, and Packington parishes". It was made an urban district in 1894 and remained as such until 1974.

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