Newtown Unthank

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Newtown Unthank
Newtown Unthank - geograph.org.uk - 490849.jpg
Desford Lane, Newtown Unthank
Newtown Unthank is located in Leicestershire
Newtown Unthank
Newtown Unthank
Newtown Unthank shown within Leicestershire
OS grid reference SK488043
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leicester
Postcode district LE9
Dialling code 01455
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
Website Desford parish council
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°38′02″N 1°16′48″W / 52.634°N 01.280°W / 52.634; -01.280Coordinates: 52°38′02″N 1°16′48″W / 52.634°N 01.280°W / 52.634; -01.280

Newtown Unthank is a hamlet in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire about 6 miles (10 km) west of Leicester. It is in the civil parish of Desford and about a mile northeast of the village.

Newtown Unthank was the site of Desford railway station on the Leicester and Swannington Railway, which became part of the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line. The station was closed in the 20th century; the railway between Leicester and Burton-on-Trent remains open for freight trains.

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