Thurcaston

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Not to be confused with Thurlaston, Thurmaston, or Thurvaston. ‹See Tfd›

Coordinates: 52°40′59″N 1°09′00″W / 52.683°N 1.15°W / 52.683; -1.15

Thurcaston
Thurcaston All saints Church.jpg
All Saints Church, Thurcaston
Thurcaston is located in Leicestershire
Thurcaston
Thurcaston
 Thurcaston shown within Leicestershire
Population 800 (estimated)
District Charnwood
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE7
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Charnwood
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Leicestershire

Thurcaston is a village in Leicestershire, England, in the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston. It is best known as the home to Bishop Hugh Latimer.

It borders the villages of Anstey and Cropston, as well as the Leicester suburb of Beaumont Leys. The Rothley Brook flows through the village. The A46 Leicester Western Bypass runs close to the village, separating it from Leicester, Birstall, and Beaumont Leys.

The village of Thurcaston has existed since at least the 8th century AD, and includes a church and several old houses, along with a very small Methodist Chapel. In general, there are few commercial properties, but there exists a pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn, and an electrical showroom, Tebbatts Electronics. There are two hourly bus services, and another that comes less frequently.

Large fields between the Great Central Railway line and the houses of the residents of Leicester Road form a popular place for walking dogs and horses.

Richard Hill Primary School[edit]

The village school is Richard Hill Primary School, which was founded in 1715 by Richard Hill, a resident of the village. Originally Richard Hill Primary School was located further up Anstey Lane but was moved further towards Leicester Road after accepting more students from Cropston.

In recent years Richard Hill has had varied results in League Tables.[1]

Thurcaston children go to The Martin High School in the neighbouring village of Anstey from the age of 11 to 16.

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