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Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire

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Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire

Thorpe Acre used to be a hamlet between Loughborough and Shepshed in Leicestershire. Until the mid-twentieth century, Thorpe Acre comprised about twenty houses or cottages, several of which survive and there is a nineteenth century church and an old hostelry, The Plough Inn. Following the Second World War, Loughborough needed more housing and part of Thorpe Acre was developed, largely for employees of Brush Engineering Works, during the 1950s.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5120
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

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

Thorpe Acre, 1½ mile NW. of Loughborough, Leicestershire; P.O. See DISHLEY CUM THORPACRE.

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