Place:Leicestershire, England

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NameLeicestershire
Alt namesLEIsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Leicsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Leicestersource: Family History Library Catalog
Leicssource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.667°N 1.167°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Borough
Charnwood
Civil parish
Cotesbach
Great Bowden
Huncote
Marefield
District
Billesdon (district) ( 1835 - 1974 )
Hinckley (district) ( 1894 - 1974 )
Melton and Belvoir
Hamlet
Marefield
Inhabited place
Ab Kettleby
Allexton
Anstey
Appleby Magna
Appleby Parva
Arnesby
Asfordby
Ashby Folville
Ashby Magna
Ashby Parva
Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Bagworth
Barkby
Barlestone
Barrow upon Soar
Barsby
Barton in the Beans
Barwell
Beeby
Belvoir
Billesdon
Bilstone
Birstall
Bitteswell
Blaby
Blaston
Bottesford
Branston
Brascote
Braunstone Town
Breedon on the Hill
Brooksby
Broughton Astley
Bruntingthorpe
Buckminster
Burbage
Burrough on the Hill
Burton Lazars
Burton Overy
Burton on the Wolds
Cadeby
Carlton Curlieu
Carlton
Castle Donnington
Catthorpe
Chadwell
Chilcote
Church Langton
Clarendon Park
Claybrooke Magna
Claybrooke Parva
Coalville
Cold Overton
Coleorton
Congerstone
Cosby
Cossington
Coston
Cotesbach
Countesthorpe
Cranoe
Croft
Cropston
Dadlington
Desford
Diseworth
Dishley
Donington le Heath
Donisthorpe
Drayton
Dunton Bassett
Earl Shilton
East Goscote
East Langton
East Norton
Eastwell
Edmondthorpe
Enderby
Fenny Drayton
Fleckney
Foxton
Freeby
Frisby on the Wreake
Frolesworth
Gaddesby
Gilmorton
Glen Parva
Glenfield
Glooston
Goadby Marwood
Goadby
Great Bowden
Great Dalby
Great Easton
Great Glen
Grimston
Groby
Gumley
Hallaton
Halstead
Hamilton
Harby
Harston
Hathern
Heather
Hinckley
Hoby
Holwell
Horninghold
Hose
Hoton
Houghton on the Hill
Huncote
Hungarton
Husbands Bosworth
Ibstock
Ingarsby
Kegworth
Ketton
Keyham
Kibworth Beauchamp
Kibworth Harcourt
Kibworth
Kilby Bridge
Kilby
Kimcote
King's Norton
Kirby Bellars
Kirby Muxloe
Kirkby Mallory
Knaptoft
Knipton
Knossington
Laughton
Leesthorpe
Leicester ( 1997 - )
Leire
Little Dalby
Little Stretton
Loddington
Long Clawson
Long Whatton
Loughborough ( 500 - )
Lubenham
Lutterworth
Market Bosworth
Market Harborough
Markfield
Measham
Medbourne
Melton Mowbray
Misterton
Moira
Mountsorrel
Mowsley
Nanpantan
Narborough
Nether Broughton
Newbold Verdon
Newton Burgoland
Newton Harcourt
Newtown Linford
North Kilworth
Norton-Juxta-Twycross
Oadby
Oakthorpe
Odstone
Old Dalby
Orton-on-the-Hill
Osbaston
Osgathorpe
Owston
Packington
Peatling Magna
Peatling Parva
Peckleton
Pickwell
Queniborough
Quorn
Ragdale
Ratby
Ratcliffe Culey
Ratcliffe on the Wreake
Ravenstone
Rearsby
Redmile
Rollestone
Rotherby
Rothley
Saddington
Saltby
Sapcote
Saxby
Saxelbye
Scalford
Scraptoft
Seagrave
Sewstern
Shackerstone
Shangton
Sharnford
Shawell
Shearsby
Sheepy Magna
Sheepy Parva
Shelthorpe
Shenton
Shepshed
Sibson
Sileby
Skeffington
Slawston
Smeeton Westerby
Smockington
Snarestone
Somerby
South Croxton
South Kilworth
South Wigston
Sproxton
Stanton under Bardon
Stapleford
Stapleton
Stathern
Stockerston
Stoke Golding
Stonesby
Stoney Stanton
Stonton Wyville
Stoughton
Stretton en le Field
Sutton Cheney
Sutton in the Elms
Swepstone
Swinford
Swithland
Syston
Theddingworth
Thorpe Arnold
Thorpe Langton
Thringstone
Thrussington
Thurcaston
Thurlaston
Thurmaston
Thurnby
Tilton on the Hill
Tonge
Tugby
Tur Langton
Twycross
Twyford
Ullesthorpe
Walcote
Waltham on the Wolds
Walton on the Wolds
Walton
Wanlip
Wartnaby
Welham
Whatborough
Whetstone
Whitwick
Wigston Magna
Wigston Parva
Wigston
Willesley
Willoughby Waterleys
Witherley
Woodhouse Eaves
Woodhouse
Worthington
Wycomb
Wyfordby
Wymeswold
Wymondham
Unknown
Anstey-Pastures
Aston-Flamville
Atterton
Aylestone
Bardon
Barkby-Thorpe
Barkestone
Beaumont-Leys
Belgrave
Belton
Bescaby
Bittesby
Blackfordby
Borrough-Hill
Braunstone Frith
Braunstone
Breedon
Brentingby
Bringhurst
Bushby
Carlton-Curliew
Charley
Claybrooke
Cold Newton
Congerston
Copt-Oaks
Cotes
Croxton-Keyrial
Dishley-cum-Thorpacre
East Leicester-Forest
Eaton
Elmsthorpe
Evington
Foston
Frisby
Frisby-on-the-Wreak
Galby
Garendon
Garthorpe
Gilroe
Glenfield Frith
Glenn Magna
Glenn-Parva
Gopsall
Great Ashby
Great Sheepy
Griffydam
Hambleton
Hemington
Higham-on-the-Hill
Holt
Hugglescote
Humberstone
Ilston-on-the-Hill
Isley-Walton
Kings-Pyon
Kirby-Frith
Knight-Thorpe
Knighton
Knoll and Bassett House
Langley Priory
Launde
Leicester-Abbey
Leicester-Frith
Lockington
Lowesby
Lubbesthorpe
Marston-Potters
Muston
Nailstone
Nether Seal
New Found Pool
New Parks
Newbold
Normanton-le-Heath
Noseley
Oaks
Over Seal
Plungar
Prestwold
Primethorpe
Rolleston
Seal
Shoby
St. Giles
St. Margaret
Staunton-Harrold
Stretton-Magna
Stretton-Parva
Swannington
Sysonby
Thornton
Thorpe-Satchville
Tilton
Ulverscroft
Upton
Welby
West Langton
West Leicester-Forest
Westrill and Starmore
Wistow
Withcote
Woodthorpe
Woodville
Wycomb and Chadwell
Wykin
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Leicestershire ( or /ˈlestəʃɪə/; abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the 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 Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5).

The county has a population of just under 1 million with over half the population living in Leicester's built-up area.

History

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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.

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.

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. Rutland became a distinct Ceremonial County once again, although it continues to be policed by Leicestershire Constabulary.

The symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club 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.

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