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Blaston, Leicestershire

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Blaston, Leicestershire

Blaston is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. It is a small parish with a population of 54 according to the 2001 census. The village is near Nevill Holt, Medbourne and Hallaton. The parish church of St Giles was rebuilt in 1878. Blaston was first mentioned in Domesday Book and the name probably means the settlement of Bleath (an Anglo-Saxon).
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP8095
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

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

Blade ~ Blauestone ~ Blastone

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

Blaston, par., S. Leicestershire, 5½ miles SW. of Uppingham, 1267 ac., pop. 114.

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