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Groby, Leicestershire

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Groby, Leicestershire

Groby (pronounced "groo-bee")  listen is a large English village in the county of Leicestershire, to the north west of the city of Leicester. The population at the time of the 2001 census was 7,301.
DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5207
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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

Grooby ~ Grobi

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

Groby, vil., Ratby par., in co. and 4½ miles NW. of Leicester; P.O., T.O.; the manor was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554), who was Queen of England for 13 days.

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