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Measham, Leicestershire

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Measham, Leicestershire

Measham is a village in Leicestershire, near the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border, located just off the A42 just south of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and within the National Forest. Its name means the homestead on the River Mease.
DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
Post townSWADLINCOTE
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyDerbys (det), locally in Leics
OS GridSK3312
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01530
Population4,849
 

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

Messeham

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

Measham, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., detached part of Derbyshire, 8 miles NW of Market Bosworth by rail and 3½ miles SW. of Ashby-de-la-Zouch - par., pop. 1769; township, 1490 ac., pop. 1677; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Measham Hall, seat.

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