Place:East Leake, Nottinghamshire, England

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NameEast Leake
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.817°N 1.167°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoRushcliffe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWapentake in which the place was located
Leake Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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East Leake is a large village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire, England, although its closest town and postal address is Loughborough across the border in Leicestershire. It has a population of around 7,000, measured in the 2011 Census as 6,337. The original village was located on the Sheepwash Brook. Kingston Brook also runs through the village. Near the centre of the village is the historic St. Mary's Church, which dates back to the 11th century. The church has six bells.

One of the earliest mentions of East Leake is in the Domesday book recorded as 'Leche.' The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning wet land, since the village lies on the Kingston Brook, a tributary of the River Soar.

British Gypsum, a plasterboard manufacturer, has its headquarters in the village. The manufacturing of plasterboard began in this area in about 1880.

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