Coleman, Leicester

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Coordinates: 52°38′10″N 1°05′35″W / 52.636°N 1.093°W / 52.636; -1.093

Coleman
LeicesterColemanWard.svg
Population 12,099 
Unitary authority Leicester
Ceremonial county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE5
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Leicester East
List of places
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Coleman is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England, consisting of the Leicester suburbs of Crown Hills and North Evington.

Geography[edit]

Coleman is bounded by the wards of Charnwood to the west and north, Humberstone & Hamilton to the north-east, Evington to the east and Spinney Hills to the south.[1]

History[edit]

North Evington was originally in the parish of Evington, disconnected from the village itself. The areas in between have been infilled later on. It has been absorbed by the urban district of Highfields which is predominantly a working class area with rows of Victorian terraces to satisfy the needs of workers.

The area was designed and constructed as a suburb, by Arthur Wakerley from the 1880s onwards. By the First World War the area was entirely developed. The area, which was originally outside the borough boundary, was annexed to the borough of Leicester in 1892.

Education[edit]

Coleman has a local secondary school, Crown Hills Community College, located in the Crown Hills area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11.