Cropston

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Cropston
Cropston Crossroads 2005-10-25 005b.jpg
Cropston
Cropston is located in Leicestershire
Cropston
Cropston
Location within Leicestershire
Civil parish
  • Thurcaston and Cropston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLeicester
Postcode districtLE7
Dialling code0116
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°41′N 1°11′W / 52.69°N 1.18°W / 52.69; -1.18Coordinates: 52°41′N 1°11′W / 52.69°N 1.18°W / 52.69; -1.18

Cropston is a village within the civil parish of Thurcaston & Cropston, [1] part of the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. It is on the edge of Charnwood Forest, and lies close to Bradgate Park.

The village itself is small, with the older properties close to the crossroads of Reservoir and Station Roads. Near the crossroads there are two pubs, The Bradgate Arms and The Badger's Sett (formerly The Reservoir Inn), and a garage. There are a number of cottages dating back to the 16th century. Cropston Reservoir lies between the village and Bradgate Park. The Victorian pumping station next to the reservoir has now been replaced with a more modern facility.

Cropston Cricket Club hold regular fixtures at their Waterfield Road cricket field.[2]

The Rothley Brook flows between Cropston and Thurcaston, and other nearby villages include Rothley, Anstey, Swithland and Newtown Linford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thurcastonandcropston.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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