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Snarestone, Leicestershire

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Snarestone, Leicestershire

Snarestone is a small rural village in North West Leicestershire, England. It lies on the edge of the National Forest and is 5 miles from the market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It has a population of approximately 300 people and 120 households. The village is surrounded by farmland and open countryside. It is positioned at the foot of a slight hill that gently rises to a height of 115 metres. Other topographical features include the River Mease and the terminus for the Ashby Canal.
DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
Post townSWADLINCOTE
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3409
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
Population296 (2001 Census)
 

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

Snarchetone

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

Snarestone, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Leicestershire, 5½ miles NW. of Market Bosworth, 1325 ac., pop. 318; near the vil. is Snarestone Lodge, seat.

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