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Kegworth (the w is sometimes silent by locals) is a large village (population of approximately 3,500) and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. Lying on the River Soar, it is situated on the A6 near junction 24 of the M1 motorway and is also close to East Midlands Airport. An air-crash incident in 1989 was just short of the airport's runway at the eastern side of the airport. Although this was outside the village, it has subsequently been referred to as the Kegworth air disaster.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Kegworth, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Cogeworde ~ Cacheuuorde
Kegworth, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Kegworth, small town, par., and township with ry. sta. (in Notts, 1 mile E.), Leicestershire, on left bank of river Soar, 3 miles S. of Trent Junction and 5½ miles NW. of Loughborough-par., 2260 ac., pop. 2168; town and township, pop. 2142; P.O., T.O.; has basket-making, malting, and brewing; at Kegworth the river Soar is crossed by a stone bridge.
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