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Fleckney, Leicestershire

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Fleckney, Leicestershire

Fleckney is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England The village appeared in the Domesday Book, and was a farming community until the 19th century, which saw development of industry, first bricks (some were used in the construction of St Pancras railway station) and then later hosiery. The population increased after the Second World War with new housing being constructed, and reached 4,295 according to the 1991 census, most of whom now commute.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP6493
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Flechenie ~ Flechenio

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

Fleckney, par., S. Leicester, on Union Canal, 7 m. NW. of Market Harborough, 1630 ac., pop. 770; P.O.

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