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Sharnford, Leicestershire

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Sharnford, Leicestershire

Sharnford is a village and civil parish in Blaby of Leicestershire. The parish has a population of about 1,000. The village is about four miles east of Hinckley, and is near to Aston Flamville, Wigston Parva and Sapcote. The Domesday hamlet or farmstead of Scerneford is mentioned in the tenth-century will of Wulfric Spot, earl of Mercia, and probably named after a "scearn" or muddy ford over the river Soar.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP4891
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

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

Scene ~ Scerneford

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

Sharnford, par. and vil., Leicestershire, on river Soar, 4½ miles SE. of Hinckley, 740 ac., pop. 459; P.O.

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