Place:Thringstone, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesTrangesbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Village
Coordinates52.75°N 1.367°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Whitwick, Leicestershire, Englandancient parish which included the township of Thringston
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Thringstone is a village in northwest Leicestershire, England about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Coalville. It lies within the area of the English National Forest.

Until 1875, Thringstone had been a township within the ancient parish of Whitwick (which adjoined Coalville and preceded it in existence). The township of Thringstone, based on a feudal (manorial) division of land carved out during the Anglo-Saxon period, comprised Thringstone village (then known as South Thringstone) and the hamlets of Peggs Green and Rotten Row in an area known as North Thringstone. Thringstone became an independent and autonomous civil parish in 1875, though this was dissolved in 1936 when outlying parts of the parish were transferred to other surrounding parishes and the remainder was transferred to the civil parish and Urban District of Coalville. The geographical area known as Thringstone today bears little resemblance to that known as Thringstone before World War I and today Thringstone is an unparished area and therefore has no parish council. (Places in italics in this paragraph have been redirected here.)


The 2001 population of 4,325 compares with 901 in 1801 - the growth in population being a result of the industrial revolution, particularly local coal-mining. However, it should be noted that due to radical boundary changes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such demographic comparatives relate to significantly different geographical areas. The most tangible way of understanding the population growth relevant to the place defined as Thringstone since World War II is that evidenced by large-scale residential development in the village proper, from the late nineteenth century. If it were not for the evolution of the coal-mining industry and related migration, it is quite probable that the village would have remained a rural and sparsely populated community. A notable demographic impact on the village, connected with coal-mining, also occurred during the 1960s, when many families migrated to the village from Scotland and the North East of England as a result colliery transfers, resulting in the creation of the Woodside Estate. Following the demise of the local coal-mining industry, population has been sustained due to the development of alternative commerce in nearby towns and cities, easily accessed by improvement in transport.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Thringstone. This includes the history of ownership of the local manor, more specific details on the boundary changes outlined above, the Charnwood Forest Canal, the local alabaster industry, and the history of the local parish church of St. Andrew's.

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