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Thurmaston is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England, located within the Borough of Charnwood. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 9,668.
It is situated four miles north of the city of Leicester and lies just outside the A563, Leicester's outer ring road.
A History of Britain through Time provides the following description of Thurmaston from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "THURMASTON, a parochial chapelry, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar [registration] district, Leicestershire; on the river Soar, 1¼ mile SSW of Syston [railway] station, and 3½ NNE of Leicester. It comprises North [Thurmaston] township in Barkby parish, and South [Thurmaston] township in Belgrave parish; and it has a post-office under Leicester. Acres: 1,670. Real property: £5,748. Population: 1,102. Houses: 238. The manor belongs to W. A. Pochin and T. Allen, Esqs. Framework-knitting is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £106. Patron: the Rev. E. W. Woodcock. The church was recently rebuilt. There are two Methodist chapels, and a national school."
The civil parish of Thurmaston was created in 1903 from the former parishes of North Thurmaston and South Thurmaston, both established as civil parishes in 1866. The two former parishes have been redirected here.