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Odstone, Leicestershire

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Odstone, Leicestershire

Odstone is a hamlet forming part of the Shackerstone civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. It stands on a marked promontory of high ground between two river valleys. The village appears in the Domesday Book as Odeston, meaning either "Odd's farm or village", or "settlement on the protruding piece of land", oddr being the Old Norse for "point". Many local towns and villages share a similar Scandinavian heritage.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3907
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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


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

Odstone, township, Shackerstone par., Leicestershire, 3½ m. NW. of Market Bosworth, 733 ac., pop. 192.

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