Place:Markfield, Leicestershire, England


Alt namesMerchenefeldsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Coordinates52.667°N 1.283°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Markfield is a commuter village sitting within both the National Forest and Charnwood Forest and in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. The settlement dates back to at least the time of the Norman conquest and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Merchenefeld. A variant of this is still used as the name for the village primary school, Mercenfeld. It is to the south-east of Junction 22 of the M1, and to the south of the A50. Nearby places are Newtown Linford, Groby, Field Head, and Stanton under Bardon. In the 1831 census its population was recorded at 1,088. [1] The modern civil parish in the 2001 census had a population of 4,474.[1] Markfield is within the LE67 postcode district. In early 2010 Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council began a review of the Markfield Conservation Area, involving an exhibition where members of the public could offer their opinions of the review. The council stated the purpose of the review was to “...provide a sound basis for decisions on future development proposals, help to develop initiatives to improve the area and provide an educational and informative document for the local community.” [2]

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