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Oakthorpe, Leicestershire

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Oakthorpe, Leicestershire

Oakthorpe is a village in the English county of Leicestershire. In 1086, Oakthorpe was part of Derbyshire and was amongst several manors given to Nigel of Stafford by William the Conqueror. Until 1897 Oakthorpe, and its neighbours Measham and Donisthorpe, continued to form part of an extensive exclave of Derbyshire. Oakthorpe lies within the Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Acresford civil parish, which is part of North West Leicestershire.
DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyDerbys (det), locally in Leics
OS GridSK3213
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01530

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

Oakthorn ~ Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe ~ Achetorp

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

Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe, township, Seal par., Leicestershire, and Church Gresley, Measham, and Stretton en le Field pars., Derbyshire, pop. 1494; contains Oakthorpe, vil., 3½ miles SW. of Ashby de la Zouch; P.O.

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