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Whitwick is a village in Leicestershire, England and is an ancient parish which formerly included the equally historic villages of Thringstone and Swannington. It was an important manor in the Middle Ages, which once included Bardon and Markfield, parts of Hugglescote, Donington le Heath, Ratby, Bocheston, Newtown Unthank and Whittington. As early as 1293, Whitwick had a weekly market and a four day fair. The population of Whitwick, according to the 2001 census is 10,815 persons.
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Other names by which Whitwick, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Whitwick, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Whitwick, town, par., and township with ry. Sta., Leicestershire, 5 miles E. of Ashby de la Zouch and 7 SW. of Loughborough - par., 6220 ac., pop. 6536; town and township, 3382 ac., pop. 3881; P.O., T.O. Whitwick dates from a remote period, and has some remains of an ancient castle of the Earls of Lancaster. The church (restored 1840) is a fine old building. The market place is spacious, and has been much improved. The mfr. of hosiery is the principal industry; coal mines are in vicinity. Whitwick township is a local government district.
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