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Desford, Leicestershire

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Desford, Leicestershire

Desford is a village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district, 7 miles west of the centre of Leicester. The parish includes the hamlets of Botcheston and Newtown Unthank and a scattered settlement at Lindridge.
DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
Post townLeicester
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK4703
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01455
Population3,676 (2001 census)

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

Deres ~ Diresford

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

Desford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 8 miles SW. of Leicester, 3830 ac., pop. 900; P.O.

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