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Thurcaston, Leicestershire

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Thurcaston, Leicestershire

Thurcaston is a village in Leicestershire, England, in the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston. It is best known as the home to Bishop Hugh Latimer. It borders the villages of Anstey and Cropston, as well as the Leicester suburb of Beaumont Leys. The Rothley Brook flows through the village. The A46 Leicester Western Bypass runs close to the village, separating it from Leicester, Birstall, and Beaumont Leys.
DistrictCharnwood
Post townLEICESTER
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5610
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code0116
Population800 (estimated)
 

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

Turchitelestone ~ Turchilestone

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

Thurcaston, par. and township, in co. and 4 miles N. of Leicester - par., 2960 ac., pop. 1646; township, pop. 233; birthplace of Bishop Latimer (1472-1554).

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