Place:Moira, Leicestershire, England


Alt namesMoira Bathssource: Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 350
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Moira is a former mining village about west of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in North West Leicestershire, England. The village is about miles south of Swadlincote and forms part of the boundary with Derbyshire.

For centuries North West Leicestershire has been quarried and mined for coal, limestone, granite and brick clay, and its environmental damage was one of the reasons that it was chosen as the site for the National Forest, which is part of a Government-funded programme to create more woodland.

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