Cotesbach, Leicestershire, LE17 4HZ

Main Street, Cotesbach, Leicestershire, LE17 4HZ

Date of visit: 8th December 2019

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cotesbach is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The nearest town is Lutterworth, about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) to the north.

The current site of Cotesbach is believed to have originated from the Saxon period. In this period, Cotesbach was in the ‘neutral’ area between the Kingdom of Wessex and the Dane Law territory. Many archaeological finds originate from this period, including many brooches, a copper alloy stirrup mount, a small sword/dagger and a shield boss. The Domesday period saw a new Lord of the parish, Hugh de Gretemaisnil (French: Hugues de Grandmesnil) from France. During the Medieval period the population was believed to be around 150 people, who were mostly agricultural workers. Several archaeological finds come from this period, including a piece of decorated tile.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode CV23 0SH
Location – OS Grid Ref: 453610 – 284852
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.435263, -1.212888
Location – Northing / Westing 52°26’07.0″N 1°12’46.4″W