Place:Stoughton, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesStoctonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Stotonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.617°N 1.05°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGartree Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Billesdon Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Leicester, Leicestershire, Englandcounty borough which absorbed part of the parish in 1966
Harborough District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering part of the area since 1974
Leicester District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering part of the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Stoughton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire.

Stoughton is east of Leicester, in countryside between two protusions of the Leicester urban area (Thurnby to the north and Oadby to the south). The closest part of the city of Leicester is Evington. Other nearby places are Houghton on the Hill and Great Stretton.

The parish church of St Mary and All Saints contains monuments to members of the Farnham and Beaumont families. Stoughton Grange was the principal grange or farm of Leicester Abbey. After the suppression of the abbey it passed to the Farnhams.

Leicester Airport is close to the village; Stoughton Farm Park (formerly Stoughton Grange Farm), which was closed following the foot-and-mouth crisis and now houses a number of small businesses, is nearby. In 2008, the airport and adjacent land are the subject of a proposal to build an eco-town of some 15,000 to 20,000 new homes, with the provisional name of Pennbury.

Part of the parish was absorbed into the City of Leicester in 1966.

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