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Sileby, Leicestershire

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Sileby, Leicestershire

Sileby is a former industrial village and civil parish in the Soar Valley in Leicestershire, between Leicester and Loughborough. Nearby villages include Barrow upon Soar, Mountsorrel, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Seagrave and Cossington. The origins of the village date back to around 840 AD. The area was settled by the Danes - Leicestershire forming part of the Danelaw along with other counties in the vicinity. The name Sileby may in fact come from the Danish name 'Sighulf'.
DistrictCharnwood
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK6015
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01509
Population6,331 (at 2001 Census)
 

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

Seg ~ Sigelbi ~ Siglesbie

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

Sileby, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Leicestershire - par., 2190 ac., pop. 2033; vil., 3 miles NW. of Syston Junction and 5 SE. of Loughborough; P.O.; the church has a lofty pinnacled tower.

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