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Twycross, Leicestershire

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Twycross, Leicestershire

Twycross is a small village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England on the A444 road. Parts of it are called Norton juxta — Latin for 'next to' — Twycross or Little Twycross. The civil parish includes the hamlet called Little Orton, as well as Twycross Zoo, and the selective, private Twycross House School. Administratively, Twycross forms part of the Hinckley and Bosworth district. It is named 'Twycross' because its centre lies at the intersection of three roads.
DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3304
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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


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

Twycross, par., Leicestershire, 4½ miles NW. of Market Bosworth, 1350 ac., pop. 354; P.O., T.O.

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