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Aylestone, City of Leicester

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Aylestone, City of Leicester

Aylestone is a suburb of Leicester, England at grid reference SK572008. It is south-west of the city centre, but to the east of the River Soar. It was formerly a separate village, but the growth of the city has meant that it is now part of the urban area, largely surrounded by 20th century housing. However, the area around the parish church retains much of the former village character. Aylestone had a population of 10,801 as of 2001.
Post townLeicester
Administrative CountyCity of Leicester
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5700
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 Aylestone, City of Leicester has been known in the past

Ailestone ~ Aileston

Aylestone, City of Leicester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Aylestone, par. and township, in co. and 2½ miles SW. of Leicester -- par., 3850 ac., pop. 3340; township, 2650 ac. (with Glenn Parva), pop. 2546; P.O. It also contains Aylestone Park P.O.

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