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Markfield, Leicestershire

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Markfield, Leicestershire

Markfield is a commuter village sitting within both the National Forest and Charnwood Forest and in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. The settlement dates back to at least the time of the Norman conquest and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Merchenefeld. A variant of this is still used as the name for the village primary school, Mercenfeld. It is to the south-east of Junction 22 of the M1, and to the south of the A50.
DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
Post townMARKFIELD
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK4810
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
Population4,474
 

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

Merchenefeld

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

Markfield, par. and vil., in co. and 7½ miles SW. of Leicester, 2534 ac., pop. 1605; P.O., T.O.

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