Cropston

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Cropston
Cropston Crossroads 2005-10-25 005b.jpg
Cropston
Cropston is located in Leicestershire
Cropston
Cropston
 Cropston shown within Leicestershire
Civil parish Thurcaston and Cropston
District Charnwood
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CROPSTON
Postcode district LE7
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire

Coordinates: 52°41′N 1°11′W / 52.69°N 1.18°W / 52.69; -1.18

Cropston is a village within the civil parish of Thurcaston & Cropston,[1] part of the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. It is on the edge of Charnwood Forest, and lies close to Bradgate Park.

The village itself is small, with the older properties close to the crossroads of Reservoir and Station Roads. Near the crossroads there are two pubs, The Bradgate Arms and The Badger's Sett (formerly The Reservoir Inn), a post office and a garage. There are a number of cottages dating back to the 16th century. Cropston Reservoir lies between the village and Bradgate Park. The Victorian pumping station next to the reservoir has now been replaced with a more modern facility, but the original engineering can still be seen at the Severn Trent Visitor Centre, which also has an education centre for children.[2] Cropston Cricket Club hold regular fixtures at their Waterfield Road cricket field.[3]

The Rothley Brook flows between Cropston and Thurcaston, and other nearby villages include Rothley, Anstey, Swithland and Newtown Linford.

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