Place:Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesDurandestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Coordinates52.733°N 1.533°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
Also located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1897)
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1866
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Donisthorpe is a village in the East Midlands of England, administered as part of the Leicestershire district of North West Leicestershire.

The historic county boundary between Leicestershire and Derbyshire is the River Mease, which runs through the village, with the village centre being on the southern (Derbyshire side), forming part of an exclave of Derbyshire. In 1086, Donisthorpe was part of the land given to Nigel of Stafford by William the Conqueror.

When administrative counties were set up, this exclave was considered to be part of Leicestershire.

The Derbyshire town of Swadlincote is usually given as the nearest town for the purposes of the postal service.

In 1866 Donisthorpe merged with the neighbouring community of Oakthorpe to become the joint parish of Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe.

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