Place:Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, England

NameOakthorpe and Donisthorpe
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.718°N 1.528°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1866 - )
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, Englandvillage which formed the parish in 1866
Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, Englandvillage which formed the parish in 1866
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

Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe was a civil parish formed in 1866 from the neighbouring villages of Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe situated near to the Derbyshire border in Leicestershire, England. Since 1974 the parish is named Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Acresford and is located in the North West Leicestershire District and was formerly part of Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2336.

According to A Vision of Britain through Time the parish expanded in 1888 taking in sections of Measham, Over Seal and Nether Seal, and Stretton en le Field, and again in 1936 on the abolition of Willesley civil parish (from which it obtained 12 acres).

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