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For the monastery in Spain, see Monastery of Leyre.
St Peter's Church, Leire

Leire (England) is a village in Leicestershire, England. The name is thought to originate from the old British name for the river Soar, which has a tributary with a source south of the village. Present day Leire has a population of around 500, measured at 587 in the 2011 census.[1] The area is North of Lutterworth.

Today Leire has two public houses, a village hall and riding establishment.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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Coordinates: 52°30′25″N 1°13′41″W / 52.507°N 1.228°W / 52.507; -1.228