Goadby, Leicestershire, LE7 9EE
Date of visit: 22nd February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Goadby is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, about 8 miles north of Market Harborough. It had a population of 204 according to the 2011 census.
Goadby has a Church of England Parish church, St John the Baptist, which is of 13th-Century origin. The church was extensively renovated in the 19th Century. Services are held on the first Sunday of every month. The church is part of a group of churches ministered to from Billesdon. Every year, a fundraising fete is held in Goadby on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend to provide funds for the Church.
Goadby has no industry, and is notable chiefly for its stud farm, at which the celebrated race horse Desert Orchid was foaled.
Goadby’s name, with the “-by” suffix, indicates that it is of Danish origin. Goadby is recorded in the Domesday Book as “Goutebi”.
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Location – UK Postcode LE7 9EE
Location – OS Grid Ref: 475012, 298793
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.581784, -0.894369
Location – Northing / Westing 52°34’54.4″N, 0°53’39.8″W