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Heather, Leicestershire

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Heather, Leicestershire

Heather is a village west of Ibstock in North West Leicestershire, England. In the Domesday Book of 1086, its name is recorded as Hadre, meaning "the heathland". There was an Iron Age settlement immediately North West of the village. As part of an open cast coal mining application, this was excavated in 1990. It identified a settlement from the late 2nd century BC through to early second century A.D.
DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
Post townLEICESTER
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3810
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
Population949
 

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

Hadre

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

Heather, par. and ry. sta., S. Leicestershire, on river Sence, 14 miles SW. of Loughborough, 1015 ac., pop. 447; P.O.; contains the seat of Heather Hall.

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