Boundary, Derbyshire

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The "Boundary" sign
Boundary is located in Derbyshire
Boundary shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK3419
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashby de la Zouche
Postcode district LE65
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°46′N 1°29′W / 52.77°N 1.49°W / 52.77; -1.49Coordinates: 52°46′N 1°29′W / 52.77°N 1.49°W / 52.77; -1.49

Boundary is a large hamlet in South Derbyshire situated between the towns of Swadlincote and Ashby de la Zouch on the A511 route. It is west of the village of Smisby and forms part of the county border with Leicestershire, hence its name. Residences on the north side of the A511 lie in Derbyshire and those on the south side lie within Leicestershire. The hamlet falls within the civil parish of Smisby.

Early history[edit]

Formerly extra-parochial, it became a parish, The inhabitants attend the churches at Blackfordby, Leicestershire, and Smisby. The population in 1881 was 102, principally labourers and their families.[1]


Boundary is a long extended village, with a Public House at each end. The earliest reference to the Greyhound Inn was in the 1857 trade directory when the landlady was Elizabeth Cooper. At the other end of the village towards Ashby was the Red Lion. It got its licence in 1870 and in September 1871 was bought by Brunt & Bucknall of Woodville, together with the 4 cottages adjoining, from Edward and Hannah Moore. The first landlord was John Thornley and he was still there in 1899. The Red Lion was finally demolished in the early 1960s by Frank Jones of Woodville, The Greyhound was also bought by Brunt & Bucknall, but the date of acquisition is not known. This establishment is still serving all though it has recently been refurbished.

Nearby villages in include Blackfordby to the south, Hartshorne to the north and Woodville to the west.


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