Thurcaston is a village in Leicestershire, and was home to Bishop Hugh Latimer.

It is close to the villages of Anstey and Cropston as well as the Leicester suburb of Beaumont Leys, aside from this the Rothley Brook flows through the village.

The village of Thurcaston has existed for several centuries, and as well as a church there are several old houses. There is also a very small Methodist Chapel.

Generally, there are few facilities but there is a pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn; an electrical showroom, Tebbatts Electronics. There are two hourly bus services, and another that comes less regularly.

Children of the village and nearby Cropston attend Richard Hill C of E Primary School.

The A46 Leicester Western Bypass runs close to the village, separating it from Leicester, Birstall and Beaumont Leys.

Thurcaston residents go to the Anstey Martin High School in the neighboring village of Anstey from the age of 11 to 14 and onto either Rawlins Community College or Longslade Community College for GCSEs.

Richard Hill Primary School

The village school is Richard Hill Primary School, which was founded in 1715 by Richard Hill - a resident of the village. Originally Richard Hill Primary School was located further up Anstey Lane but decided to move further towards Leicester Road after accepting more students from Cropston.

In recent years Richard Hill has had varied results in League Tables [ [ BBC NEWS | Education | League Tables | Richard Hill Church of England Primary School ] ] which has been blamed locally on the rough transition between headteachers.

Leicestershire-geo-stubFor college they are likely to go Longslade Community College in the neighboring village of Birstall


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