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COUNTESTHORPE

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Countesthorpe is a large village and civil parish in the Leicestershire district of Blaby, it lies to the south of Leicester, and is about 6 miles from the city centre, but only 2 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.

The village has a Tesco Express, Post Office, Co-op, Chemist, Pet Grooming, Driving School. There are also 3 pubs.

Education
At the time of writing, Countesthorpe is served by one local primary school called Greenfield Primary School and a college called Countesthorpe Academy catering for the 14 – 19 age group. There are 2 nursery schools also located within the village. 

Leisure
Countesthorpe has a Cricket club, Countesthorpe Academy provides a large range of resources for the local population. They have a day nursery, a youth centre, a theatre, Sports halls, Outdoor ootball/hockey pitches, and Floodlit tennis courts. Many community sports groups use these for basketball, badminton, and five-a-side football.
Being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways, and cycle routes in the area. Within a 15-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.

Transport Links
Countesthorpe is approximately 6 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 Station.

Village Facts
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 is twinned with the town of Mennecy in France.

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Cornerstone Estates : Company Number - 14157480
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