Cotes, Leicestershire

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Stanford Lane, Cotes
Cotes is located in Leicestershire
Location within Leicestershire
Civil parish
  • Cotes
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLoughborough
Postcode districtLE12
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°46′55.50″N 1°10′41.50″W / 52.7820833°N 1.1781944°W / 52.7820833; -1.1781944

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

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.

The name 'Cotes' derives from the Old English cot meaning 'cottages'.[3]

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.

The former Member of Parliament for the local Loughborough constituency from 2010-2019, Nicky Morgan, chose to include the name of the area as part of her title upon elevation to the House of Lords as Baroness Morgan of Cotes.


  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. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names". Archived from the original on 11 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.

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