Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5PT

Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5PT

Date of visit: 26th January 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Countesthorpe is a large village and civil parish in the Leicestershire district of Blaby, with a population of 6,393 2001 census, falling slightly to 6,377 at the 2011 census.

The name Countesthorpe originates from the 11th century when the area was part of the marriage dowry of the Countess Judith niece of William the Conqueror. The ‘thorpe’ part of the name is a variant of the Middle English word thorp, meaning hamlet or small village.

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Location – UK Postcode LE8 5PT
Location – OS Grid Ref: 458577, 295451
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.553754, -1.137491
Location – Northing / Westing 52°33’13.5″N, 1°08’14.9″W