Copt Oak

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Copt Oak is a place in Leicestershire in England. It is in the North West Leicestershire district, near Bawdon Lodge, Charley and Ulverscroft.

In its name, "cop" is an old English word for "head", i.e. "[be]headed oak" = "pollarded oak".

Copt Oak crossroads with transmitters in distance, looking south-east

Church[edit]

The Anglican Church of Saint Peter was consecrated in 1837 and was designed by William Railton, who later designed Nelson's Column in London.

Youth Hostel[edit]

For many years the village, north of the junction of the A50 and the M1, was known for its small youth hostel, which is now closed.

Transmitter[edit]

Copt Oak transmitter next to the M1 motorway.

Copt Oak is the highest point of the M1, and the site of BBC Radio Leicester's only transmitter on 104.9 MHz FM (V.H.F.), and also the main transmitter of Gem 106 (former Heart 106 before January 2011) on 106.0FM.

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Coordinates: 52°42′40″N 1°17′20″W / 52.711°N 1.289°W / 52.711; -1.289