Place:Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, England

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NameDonisthorpe
Alt namesDurandestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.733°N 1.533°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Donisthorpe is a village in the East Midlands of England, administered as part of the Leicestershire district of North West Leicestershire.

The historic county boundary between Leicestershire and Derbyshire is the River Mease, which runs through the village, with the village centre being on the southern (Derbyshire side), forming part of an exclave of Derbyshire. In 1086, Donisthorpe was part of the land given to Nigel of Stafford by William the Conqueror.

When administrative counties were set up, this exclave was considered to be part of Leicestershire.

The Derbyshire town of Swadlincote is usually given as the nearest town for the purposes of the postal service.

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