Place:Sileby, Leicestershire, England

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NameSileby
Alt namesSeglebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Siglebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Siglesbiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.717°N 1.1°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sileby is a former industrial village and civil parish in the Soar Valley in Leicestershire, between Leicester and Loughborough. Nearby villages include Barrow upon Soar, Mountsorrel, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Seagrave and Cossington.

The origins of the village date back to around 840 AD.

The area was settled by the Danes - Leicestershire forming part of the Danelaw along with other counties in the vicinity. The name Sileby may in fact come from the Danish name 'Sighulf'.

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