Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE17 5BS
Date of visit: 7th February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ullesthorpe is a small village and civil parish situated in the Harborough district in southern Leicestershire. Ullesthorpe is noted for its historic background with a mill, disused railway station and traces of a medieval settlement evident on the edge of the village.
Many prehistoric items have been located in and around Ullesthorpe, this includes flint tools found by the Lutterworth Archaeological Fieldwork Group. This indicates a settlement was located here during the prehistoric period. There is significant evidence that Romans came to Ullesthorpe in the 1st Century AD because Roman coins, roof tiles and pottery have been recovered, as well as nearby Roman roads.
After the fall of the Romans, settlers from the continent and Scandinavia began to move to Ullesthorpe. At certain times, the Saxons controlled the local area. However, a major influence came from the Danes. The name ‘Ullesthorpe’ derives from Old Scandinavian which means “the settlement of a man called Ulfr”. Other villages near Ullesthorpe were also highly influenced by the Danes and therefore their names are derived from the Scandinavian language as well.
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Location – UK Postcode LE17 5BS
Location – OS Grid Ref: 450648, 287666
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.48457, -1.255601
Location – Northing / Westing 52°29’04.5″N 1°15’20.2″W