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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Ashby-de-la-Zouch /ˈzuːʃ/, often shortened to Ashby, is a small market town and civil parish in North West Leicestershire, England, within the National Forest. It is twinned with Pithiviers in north-central France. Ashby-de-la-Zouch castle was of importance from the 15th to the 17th centuries. In the 19th century the town became a spa town and before the growth of Coalville it was the chief town in north-west Leicestershire.
DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
Post townAshby-de-la-Zouch
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3516
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01530
Population12,758 (2001 Census)

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