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Shepshed, Leicestershire

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Shepshed, Leicestershire

Shepshed, often known until 1888 as Sheepshed, (also Sheepshead - a name derived from the village being heavily involved in the wool industry) is a town in Leicestershire, England with a population of around 14,000 people. It sits within the borough of Charnwood local authority, where Shepshed is the second biggest settlement after the town of Loughborough. The town is twinned with the Parisian suburb of Domont.
DistrictCharnwood
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK4719
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01509
PopulationApprox. 14,000
 

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

Sheepshed ~ Scepeshefde ~ Scepehefde

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

Sheepshed, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Leicestershire, 4 miles W. of Loughborough, 5280 ac., pop. 4437; P.O., T.O. Framework knitting, glove making, needle making, and granite working are carried on.

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