Leicestershire

Leicestershire, EnglandCounty of LeicesterLeicesterLEICounty of LeicestershireLeicsLeicstershirecountie of LeycestercountyCounty of Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Leicestershire (postal abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.wikipedia
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Lincolnshire

County of LincolnLincolnshire, EnglandLincs.
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.
It borders Norfolk to the south east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the north west, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north.

Nottinghamshire

County of NottinghamNottinghamNottinghamshire, England
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.
Nottinghamshire (pronounced ; abbreviated Notts.) is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

Rutland

County of RutlandRutlandshireRutland, England
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.
Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire

NorthantsCounty of NorthamptonNorthamptonshire, England
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed.
Covering an area of 2,364 square kilometres (913 sq mi), Northamptonshire is landlocked between eight other counties: Warwickshire to the west, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north, Cambridgeshire to the east, Bedfordshire to the south-east, Buckinghamshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the south-west and Lincolnshire to the north-east – England's shortest administrative county boundary at 19 metres (20 yards).

Staffordshire

County of StaffordStaffordshire, EnglandStafford
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.
It borders Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

Derbyshire

County of DerbyDerbyshire, EnglandDerby
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed.
The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west.

Warwickshire

County of WarwickWarwickshire, EnglandWarwick
The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The Soar rises between Hinckley and Lutterworth, towards the south of the county near the Warwickshire border, and flows northwards, bisecting the county along its north/south axis, through 'Greater' Leicester and then to the east of Loughborough where its course within the county comes to an end.
The county is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest, Worcestershire and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south.

Midlands

English Midlandsthe MidlandsMidland
Leicestershire (postal abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.
Although there is no precise definition, the Midlands, if defined as being made up of the regions of East Midlands and West Midlands (description below), includes the counties of Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (not including its boroughs of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands metropolitan boroughs.

Measham

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The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed.
Measham is a large village in the county of Leicestershire, England, close to its borders with Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

Donisthorpe

The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed.
Donisthorpe is a village in the North West Leicestershire district of Leicestershire, England.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club

LeicestershireLeicestershire FoxesLeicestershire Second XI
The symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester City FC, is the fox.
It represents the historic county of Leicestershire.

Melton Mowbray

MeltonMelton Mowbray, LeicestershireMelton wool
Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough have associations with fox hunting, as has neighbouring Rutland.
Melton Mowbray is a town in Leicestershire, England, 19 mi north-east of Leicester, and 20 mi south-east of Nottingham.

Quorn, Leicestershire

QuornQuorndonCharnwood
Hugo Meynell, who lived in Quorn, is known as the father of fox hunting.
Quorn is a village in Leicestershire, England, near the university town of Loughborough.

Leicester Urban Area

Leicester509,000 inhabitantsLeicester Built-up area
50%–65%) lives in 'Greater Leicester' (Leicester's built-up area).
As at 2011 the Leicester Urban Area was home to 51.8% of total the population of Leicestershire (2001: 48.5%).

Counties of England

English countycountyEnglish counties
Leicestershire (postal abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.
Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Devon, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Staffordshire are non-metropolitan counties with multiple districts and a county council, where one or more districts have been split off to form unitary authorities.

River Soar

SoarLeicester NavigationLeir
The River Soar together with its tributaries and canalisations constitutes the principal river basin of the county, although the River Avon and River Welland through Harborough and along the county's southern boundaries are also significant.
The River Soar is a major tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands and is the principal river of Leicestershire.

Hinckley

Hinckley, LeicestershireHinckley CastleHinckley Urban District
The Soar rises between Hinckley and Lutterworth, towards the south of the county near the Warwickshire border, and flows northwards, bisecting the county along its north/south axis, through 'Greater' Leicester and then to the east of Loughborough where its course within the county comes to an end.
Hinckley is a market town in southwest Leicestershire, England.

Market Harborough

HarboroughMarket Harborough Urban DistrictMarket Harborough, England
The Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, and the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden, previously in Northamptonshire to be annexed. Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough have associations with fox hunting, as has neighbouring Rutland. The River Soar together with its tributaries and canalisations constitutes the principal river basin of the county, although the River Avon and River Welland through Harborough and along the county's southern boundaries are also significant.
Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England.

Loughborough

Loughborough, EnglandLoughborogh, EnglandLoughborough Leics.
The Soar rises between Hinckley and Lutterworth, towards the south of the county near the Warwickshire border, and flows northwards, bisecting the county along its north/south axis, through 'Greater' Leicester and then to the east of Loughborough where its course within the county comes to an end.
Loughborough is a town in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England, seat of Charnwood Borough Council, and home to Loughborough University.

Sparkenhoe

SparkenhoSparkenhoe Hundred
These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscote and East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred.
Sparkenhoe was a hundred of Leicestershire, England in the south-west of the county, covering Market Bosworth and Hinckley, broadly corresponding to the modern districts of Blaby and Hinckley and Bosworth.

Gartree Hundred

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Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree.
Gartree was a hundred of Leicestershire.

Guthlaxton

Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree.
Guthlaxton is an ancient hundred of Leicestershire.

West Goscote

West Goscote Hundred
These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscote and East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred.
West Goscote was a hundred of Leicestershire, that arose from the division of the ancient Goscote hundred into two.

River Avon, Warwickshire

River AvonAvonWarwickshire Avon
The River Soar together with its tributaries and canalisations constitutes the principal river basin of the county, although the River Avon and River Welland through Harborough and along the county's southern boundaries are also significant.
Beginning in Northamptonshire, the river flows through or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, near the Cotswold Hills area.

Lutterworth

Lutterworth, LeicestershireLutterworth, England
The Soar rises between Hinckley and Lutterworth, towards the south of the county near the Warwickshire border, and flows northwards, bisecting the county along its north/south axis, through 'Greater' Leicester and then to the east of Loughborough where its course within the county comes to an end.
Lutterworth is a market town and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England.