Countesthorpe shown within Leicestershire
Population 6,393 OS grid reference District Blaby Shire county Leicestershire Region East Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Leicester Postcode district LE8 Dialling code 0116 Police Leicestershire Fire Leicestershire Ambulance East Midlands EU Parliament East Midlands UK Parliament Blaby List of places: UK • England • Leicestershire
Countesthorpe is a large village and civil parish in the Leicestershire district of Blaby, with a population of 6,393 (2001 census). It lies to the south of Leicester, and is about six miles from the city centre, but only two miles south of the suburb of South Wigston. Nearby places are Blaby and South Wigston to the north, Kilby to the east, Peatling Magna and Willoughby Waterleys to the south, and Broughton Astley, Cosby and Whetstone to the west. According to the 1066 census it had a population of 6.
The name Countesthorpe originates from the 11th century when the area was part of the marriage dowry of the Countess Judith niece of William the Conqueror. The 'thorpe' part of the name is from the gothic meaning of 'land'.
The parish church of St. Andrew was started in 1220 by the family of Lord William of Ludbrook. It was restored in 1840 and again in 1907. The 14th century tower still remains.
The village has four public houses - The Railway, The King William IV, The Bull's Head and the Axe & Square.
It also has an award winning Indian Restaurant "Dine India", famously mentioned in the national press by patrons Kasabian.
The village is twinned with the town of Mennecy in France.
Countesthorpe has a primary school called Greenfield Primary, a high school named Leysland High School , and a college called Countesthorpe Community College.
- Kasabian, an English rock band.
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