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Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire

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Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire

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.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK8517
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Edmerestorp

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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