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Wanlip, Leicestershire

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Wanlip, Leicestershire

Wanlip is a small village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, with 68 properties and a population of about 150. It is a countryside village, north of Birstall, and west of Watermead Country Park and the River Soar. The A46 road runs directly past the village. Wanlip won the 2008 Leicester and Rutland Best Village Competition for villages with a population under 500. To the south of Wanlip is Wanlip Meadows, a Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust nature reserve.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK6010
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population158 (2001)

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


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

Wanlip, par., Leicestershire, on river Soar, 1½ mile W. of Syston, 952 ac., pop. 108; contains W. Hall.

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