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Sapcote, Leicestershire

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Sapcote, Leicestershire

Sapcote is a small village in the south west of Leicestershire, England, with a population of approximately 2,700. The well-known inland scuba diving site Stoney Cove is nearby. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Scepecote. Its name came from the Anglo-Saxon Scēapcot = "shed or enclosure for sheep" - a bit like Shepshed. An early Bronze Age occupation site has been discovered here, and a Roman villa and bath house dating from the 1st century AD.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP4893
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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

Sapcot ~ Sape ~ Scepecote

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

Sapcote, par. and vil., Leicestershire, 4 miles E. of Hinckley, 1380 ac., pop. 693; P.O.

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