Place:Rothley, Leicestershire, England

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NameRothley
Alt namesRodoleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
TypeTownship, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.867°N 1.133°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was included
East Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was included
Barrow upon Soar Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Charnwood District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Rothley is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. Situated around west of the River Soar and north of the city of Leicester, it has a population of 3,612, inhabitants according to the 2001 census The population measured at the 2011 census was 3,897.

Rothley centres on two greens, Cross Green and the Town Green, both of which are accessed by a road that leads from the crossroads. The crossroads lies on the old route of the A6 road, which now bypasses the village.

Rothley is one of Leicestershire's most affluent areas based on number of houses worth more than £1 million – especially in some streets such as The Ridgeway, identified in the Sunday Times as the most expensive place to live in the East Midlands.

Most children of primary schooling age attend Rothley (Church of England) Primary School. The main shopping street in the village is Woodgate. Rothley has four churches, Rothley Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, Sacred Heart RC, and the main parish church St Mary & St John's Church of England.

Rothley has close links with its neighbouring village, Mountsorrel, which is to the north.

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