Cotes, Leicestershire

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Coordinates: 52°46′55.50″N 1°10′41.50″W / 52.7820833°N 1.1781944°W / 52.7820833; -1.1781944

Stanford Lane, Cotes

Cotes is a hamlet and very small civil parish near the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire, England.[1][2]Cotes has a population of about 50. At the 2011 census the population remained less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Burton on the Wolds.

It lies on the River Soar, and Cotes Bridge provides the main bridging point in that area. The A60 Trunk Road goes over Cotes Bridge on its way out of Loughborough towards Nottingham. The B676, the only other significant nearby road, begins at the A60 just to the east of Cotes Bridge and goes off towards the village of Burton on the Wolds.

The medieval village of Cotes was abandoned, possibly because of plague, although a hall remained at Cotes for some time.

There was a minor battle at Cotes Bridge during the English Civil War.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 129 Nottingham & Loughborough (Melton Mowbray) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231623.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

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