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Edmondthorpe is a small village in Leicestershire, close to the border with Rutland. It has Danish origins. The name Edmondthorpe is derived from a corrupted form of the Old English personal name 'Eadmer', in old records spelled variously, Edmersthorp; Thorp Edmer; Thorp Emeri; Thorp Edmeer; Edmerthorp; or Thorp. The most likely origination of the name could be from the Saxon: ED = East; MUND = mound or barrier; THORPE = a street or village.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Edmondthorpe, par. and seat, N. Leicestershire, 7 miles SE. of Melton Mowbray, 1753 ac., pop. 209.
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