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Leire, Leicestershire

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Leire, Leicestershire

Leire (England) is a village in Leicestershire, England. The name is thought to originate from the old British name for the river Soar, which has a tributary with a source south of the village. Present day Leire has a population of around 500. Today Leire has two public houses, a village hall and riding establishment. The north end of Leire and the south end of Leire compete in sporting activitys each year which include Golf, Clay Pigion shooting, Skipping and Cricket.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP5290
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Legre

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

Leire, par. and vil., Leicestershire, 4 miles NW. of Lutterworth, 828 ac., pop. 286; P.O.

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