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Billesdon, Leicestershire

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Billesdon, Leicestershire

Billesdon is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, with a population of 745 according to the 2001 census. It is just off the A47, nine miles east of Leicester. The Billesdon bypass opened in October 1986. Nearby places include Houghton on the Hill (the next village towards Leicester), and Skeffington (the next village east towards Uppingham), Tilton on the Hill, and Gaulby. The Billesdon Brook flows through the village.
DistrictHarborough
Post townLEICESTER
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK7102
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
Population745
 

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

Blisden ~ Billesdone

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

Billesdon, par. and township, in S. of co. and 8½ miles SE. of Leicester -- par., 4430 ac., pop. 1010; township, pop. 839; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. Earthenware and hosiery mfrs. are carried on.

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