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BROUGHTON ASTLEY

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Broughton Astley is a large village and civil parish located in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is situated in the south of Leicestershire, about 6 miles east of Hinckley, about 9 miles from the centre of Leicester, and about 14 miles from Coventry. 

With shopping facilities in the village including a Post Office, Butcher, Spar Shop, bridal boutique, a Veterinary Practice, Baker, Boarding Kennels, Garden Centre and three pubs. Also, within a 15-minute drive, there are wider facilities available at Blaby, Fosse Park and Meridian Shopping, Entertainment and Business Centre.

The parish borders the Blaby district to the north, as well as sharing borders with the parishes of Cosby, Leire, and Dunton Bassett. A tributary of the River Soar runs through it.

St Mary's Church, Broughton Astley is the parish church, the earliest documented reference being in 1220, when it was recorded that William de Estley was rector. Sutton in the Elms Baptist church was founded around 1650, making it the oldest Baptist church in the county.

Education
At the time of writing, Broughton Astley has three Primary Schools spread around the village. One is Orchard Primary School which is situated in the old "Primethorpe" area. The second is Old Mill Primary School which is the link of the village. The last is Hallbrook Primary School which is a new school not more than 20 years old in the New "Hall Farm" part of the village.
Broughton is also home to Thomas Estley Community College catering for the 11 – 14 age group. It hosts a wide range of night school classes and sporting activities. 

Leisure
Located in the heart of Broughton Astley, this new centre has a fantastic range of facilities for everyone to enjoy, including a state-of-the-art fitness suite showcasing the latest Precor equipment. They have a group fitness studio and dedicated spin studio offering over 50 classes per week, a four-court sports hall, on-site cafe and outside play area, as well as a floodlit 3G pitch.
Being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes in the area. Within a 10-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.

Transport Links
Broughton Astley is approximately 8 miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south, and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at nearby Narborough

Village Facts
For more than a thousand years the area was agricultural. Then came the knitting/hosiery industry, after about 1750. Later still there was some brickmaking, tailoring and shoemaking. There is now a small estate for light industry, and small manufacturing businesses.

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Cornerstone Estates : Company Number - 14157480
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