Place:Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, England

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NameUllesthorpe
Alt namesUlestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.483°N 1.25°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Ullesthorpe is a small village in south Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 868. It is known for its windmill which is currently undergoing restoration. The village's name comes from the Scandinavian personal name Úlfr. Traces of the medieval settlement are still visible on the edge of the village.

Local amenities include a primary school, post office, village shop, butcher's, doctors' surgery, hairdressers', garden centre, congregational church, two pubs and a golf course. The village previously had a railway station which was closed in 1962.

The village is mentioned in The Holy Thief, book 19 of the Cadfael Chronicles, a series of novels set in medieval Shropshire and nearby areas.

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