Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1RQ
Date of visit: 26th January 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cosby is a village in the English county of Leicestershire. Cosby is located in the south west of the county near the larger villages and towns of Whetstone, Blaby and Wigston. Its proximity to the city of Leicester means it is part of the Leicester Urban Area. The village is administered by Blaby District Council. Cosby has a brook which runs through the village and eventually serves as a tributary to the River Soar.
Cosby’s ‘Scandinavian’ place name indicates that the village existed here several hundred years earlier, dating to the time of the Danish invasion in the earlier parts of the 9th century. However it is possible that there may have been an even earlier settlement here in Saxon or even Roman times given that the Fosse Way bounds the parish to the north.
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Location – UK Postcode LE9 1RQ
Location – OS Grid Ref: 454685, 294722
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.547609, -1.194999
Location – Northing / Westing 52°32’51.4″N, 1°11’42.0″W