Thrussington shown within Leicestershire
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Thrussington is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is on the River Wreake, near to Rearsby, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Hoby and Brooksby, and not far from the path of the Fosse Way
This village boasts annual events that take part throughout the year. These include, Thrussington Fun Run, Skittles on The Green and various social and fund raising events. Most of the events raise money for the local community including the school, church and village hall. According to the Thrussington Parish council web site Thrussington is a small village which originated as a Danish settlement on the western side of the River Wreake. The village is a thriving community of approximately 550 residents, and has a school, hairdresser and two public houses. The village church is Holy Trinity and is of Norman origin. The village seems to have been shared, in political and historical terms between Lords of Loughborough and Melton as there is no record of a “Lord of the Manor”. John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thrussington like this: “THRUSSINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; on the river Wreak, ½ a mile N of Rearsby r. station, and 7½ WSW of Melton-Mowbray. It has a post-office under Leicester. Acres, 2,200. Real property, £4,113. Pop., 574. Houses, 136. The manor is divided among four. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £240.* Patron, Mrs. Bishop. The church was repaired in 1836. There are three dissenting chapels, a slightly endowed school, and charities £11.” The Anglican church is dedicated to The Holy Trinity and seats 250. It was built in the 14 th century, substantially repaired in 1836, further restored in 1877 which included the tower.
The village has had some success in promoting its “in bloom” image.
The Parish of Thrussington has a population of around 500 people.
Thrussington is situated 1 mile East of the A46 giving easy access by car to both Leicester and Nottingham. The village is also has a bus service that travels through the villages to Melton Mowbray and Leicester.
A cenotaph on Thrussington's Village Green honours these men.
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