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Ratby is a commuter village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire. It is situated to the west of Leicester, and just south of the motorway. (Groby is on the other side of the M1. ) It has a population of about 4,000. The Roman name for Leicester was Ratae Corieltauvorum. It is possible that Ratby takes its name from Ratae. Other nearby places include Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Markfield.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Ratby, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Ratby, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Ratby, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 4½ miles W. of Leicester, 5410 ac., pop. 1615; P.O.; 1 mile W. of vil. is a Roman camp.
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