Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5QB

Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5QB

Date of visit: 22nd February 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oadby is a small town in Leicestershire, three miles south east of Leicester city centre. The town is famous for Leicester Racecourse, situated on the border between Oadby and Stoneygate, and the University of Leicester Botanical Garden. Oadby had a population of 23,849 in 2011 and like its neighbour Wigston, Oadby is made up of five wards and is one of several satellite towns surrounding Leicester. The Borough of Oadby and Wigston is twinned with Maromme in France, and Norderstedt in Germany.

There has been a habitation in Oadby since an Anglian settlement in the early Anglo-Saxon period. Though the name Oadby is Danish (meaning “Outi’s dwelling”) it must have existed long before the Danish invasions as is shown by the existence of a pagan Anglian cemetery.


Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode LE2 5QB
Location – OS Grid Ref: 462399, 300373
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.597577, -1.080202
Location – Northing / Westing 52°35’51.3″N 1°04’48.7″W