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Oadby, Leicestershire

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Oadby, Leicestershire

Oadby is a town within the borough of Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire, England. It traditionally has a reputation for being one of the most upmarket and affluent parts of Leicestershire. The town is most famous for Leicester Racecourse, situated on the border between Oadby and Stoneygate, and the University of Leicester Botanic Garden.
DistrictOadby and Wigston
Post townLEICESTER
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK6200
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
Population22,729
 

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

Oldebi

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

Oadby, par. and vil., in co. and 3½ miles SE. of Leicester, 1560 ac., pop. 1731; P.O.

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