Enderby Parish Church
Enderby shown within Leicestershire
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Enderby is a civil parish in the district of Blaby, in Leicestershire, England. It is situated on the south western outskirts of the city of Leicester and has a population of 5,648 at the time of the 2001 census.
The parish consists of the village of Enderby and St John's which is separated from the main village by the M1 motorway and is situated either side of the B4114 between Fosse Shopping Park and Narborough. St John's also lies close to the deserted village of Alderby near to the River Soar. Also located within the civil parish of Enderby although not part of the main village are the out-of-town shopping parks of Fosse Shopping Park and Grove Farm Triangle, the business park, Grove Park[disambiguation needed] and the Everards Brewery.
Enderby is in the former UK Parliamentary Constituency of Blaby. The Blaby Constituency changed its name at the Parliamentary election of May 2010 to South Leicestershire Constituency. It is represented by the Conservative MP Andrew Robathan in the House of Commons.
A disused railway line known locally as ‘Whistle Way’ lies to the north of the village, and has since become the western edge of the Enderby and Narborough areas. This branch line used to link the now disused Enderby Warren Quarry with the Birmingham to Peterborough Line approx 1 km south-west of Narborough railway station, but there never was a passenger service or indeed an Enderby station.
Enderby is home to Fosse Shopping Park, one of Britain's biggest out-of-town shopping parks. The village centre has a newsagents, petrol station, florists, beauty salon, delicatessen, library, cafe, bookmakers, and hand car wash. It has two 'The Co-operative Food' stores within metres of each other, one owned by Midlands Co-operative Society Limited and another by Co-operative Group Limited. Fosse Shopping Park
Enderby has a leisure centre with swimming pool, gym, squash courts and sports hall for badminton and 5-a-side football. There is also a 9 hole pay-and-play golf course.
Rail transport is provided by the nearby Narborough railway station on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line. Trains are operated by CrossCountry and provide regular services to Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton and Birmingham.
Enderby is served by the following bus services:
- 50 & 50a, operated by Arriva Midlands - Leicester City Centre to Narborough/Croft via Fosse Shopping Park
- 140, operated by Centrebus - Leicester City Centre to Rugby
- 148, operated by Thurmaston Bus - Leicester City Centre - Sharnford
The Enderby Park and Ride situated on the corner of B4114 St John's and Leicester Lane opposite Leicestershire Constabulary Headquarters and Palmers Garden Centre, opened on 16 November 2009. It has parking for 1000 cars. Buses run every fifteen minutes into Leicester city centre from 7am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Stops include Smith Way (Grove Park) and St. Nicholas Circle (stand PA). Timetable
Schools attended by the children and teenagers of Enderby usually consist of:
- Danemill Primary School
- Brockington College
- Lutterworth College (formerly Lutterworth Grammar School until 2007)
Enderby Town Football Club was founded in 1900. They remained in the local Leicestershire Senior League for many years until 1969 when they left the league. In 1972 they joined the Southern League where they remained for the rest of their existence. In 1983, the club changed its name to Leicester United F.C. which was wound up in 1996. Enderby Town Football Club was the club of Chris Balderstone after he stopped playing professional football for Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers and Queen of the South. At the time Balderstone was part way through his long career as a professional cricketer for Leicestershire.
Enderby was the location where Colin Pitchfork raped and murdered a 15-year old schoolgirl in 1986. He also killed a girl of the same age in nearby Narborough in 1983. Initially a 17-year old youth was suspected, and even confessed to one of the murders, but DNA testing cleared him. Following what was the first mass DNA screening of an entire community, Pitchfork was the first person to be arrested and convicted of a crime using DNA profiling.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Enderby CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- "Out-of-town shopping park to change hands for £360m". The Times. 20 January 2006.
- "Next Plc NXT:LSE Company Description". Financial Times. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
- Danemill School Website
- Brockington College Website
- Lutterworth College Website
- Enderby Town at the Football Club History Database
- BBC News - 20 Years of DNA Evidence
- Forensic Science Service - Colin Pitchfork - first murder conviction on DNA evidence also clears the prime suspect
- Leicester University - Genetics History
- Canadian National DNA Bank - Colin Pitchfork
- Times Online - The DNA scientist who made individuals of us all
- The Telegraph - Great Britons: How the DNA dude changed life
- Charles Loraine Smith, History of Parliament, retrieved 8 June 2014
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Enderby, Leicestershire.|
- Enderby Heritage Group
- Enderby Parish Church
- Enderby from genuki.org.uk
- Park and Ride Enderby
- Enderby Eye, a local volunteer-run news blog