Diseworth

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Diseworth is a village in the English county of Leicestershire. It is south of East Midlands Airport and off Junction 23A of the M1 motorway.

A village of some 670 residents, it is located 14 km to the north-west of Loughborough and 2.5 km to the south-east of Castle Donington. The settlement is in the Parish of Long Whatton and Diseworth, and lies within an undulating agricultural landscape and occupies a shallow valley created by the Diseworth Brook as it flows eastwards before becoming Long Whatton Brook and proceeding to its confluence with the River Soar.

The four principal streets of the village - Grimes Gate, Hall Gate, Clements Gate and Lady Gate - meet at The Cross; a staggered crossroads close to the Church of St Michael's and All Angels. Page Lane runs parallel to Lady Gate. The Green running along the southern edge of the settlement gives access into Hall Gate - via The Bowley -and into Lady Gate. Diseworth Brook flows to the south of Hall Gate and is joined by tributaries to the east of Shakespear Close and near Town End.

The famous astrologer and occultist, William Lilly was born in Diseworth in 1602.

The Diseworth Heritage Trust[1] restored the flood-damaged Baptist Chapel building during 2007 to 2009 as the Diseworth Heritage Centre[2] for Diseworth, Long Whatton and the surrounding area. It also offers facilities for local groups to meet, and take part in educational and cultural activities.

External links[edit]

Media related to Diseworth at Wikimedia Commons

grid reference SK450244

Coordinates: 52°48′55″N 1°20′02″W / 52.81527°N 1.33377°W / 52.81527; -1.33377