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Donisthorpe, Leicestershire

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Donisthorpe, Leicestershire

Donisthorpe is a village in the East Midlands of England, administered as part of the Leicestershire district of North West Leicestershire. The historic county boundary between Leicestershire and Derbyshire is the River Mease, which runs through the village, with the village centre being on the southern (Derbyshire side), forming part of an exclave of Derbyshire. In 1086, Donisthorpe was part of the land given to Nigel of Stafford by William the Conqueror.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire / Leicestershire
OS GridSK3114
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

Other names by which Donisthorpe, Leicestershire has been known in the past


Donisthorpe, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Donisthorpe, hamlet with ry. sta., Church Gresley par., S. Derbyshire, 4 miles SW. of Ashby de la Zouch; P.O. See OAKTHOKPE AND DONISTHORPE.

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