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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
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01530
Population12,758 (2001 Census)
 

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