Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1RQ

Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1RQ

Date of visit: 26th January 2020

Location Information

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.

Feedback for the warden of the box

When it became disused by BT some years ago, the Parish Council took it over, initially not being sure what to do with it. It eventually became home for the Parish Council sponsored defibrillator. It is next to a cafe called ‘The Cook in the Nook’, which has been run as a cafe by a variety of people, but before that was a haberdashers run by the people who lived in the house next to the telephone box.

The post office has had a couple of homes in ‘The Nook’. Until about three or so years ago it used to be in a small shop directly opposite the telephone box, but has now moved round the corner to share a site with the village chemists. There is a see-through telephone box by the village hall and library and there used to be another K6 telephone box on Narborough Road, not too far from the cemetery, but that was removed some years ago.

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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