Rushey Mead

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Coordinates: 52°39′36″N 1°06′36″W / 52.660°N 1.110°W / 52.660; -1.110

Rushey Mead
Population 15,962 (2011)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LE4
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places

Rushey Mead is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 15,962.[1] It comprises the northern Leicester suburb of Rushey Mead in its entirety, as well as historical parts of Northfields and Thurmaston.


Rushey Mead is bounded by the wards of Humberstone & Hamilton to the south-east, Charnwood to the sout0pp, Belgrave to the south-west and Abbey to the west.[2] North of Rushey Mead are the Leicestershire villages of Birstall and Thurmaston in the borough of Charnwood.


Rushey Mead was originally a part of the Thurmaston civil parish during the 19th century. The modern day suburb was split from Thurmaston and gazetted as a "Thurmaston Urban District" in 1894, before being annexed to the City of Leicester in 1935, when it was renamed Rushey Mead.


Like neighbouring suburb Belgrave, Rushey Mead is home to a large Asian immigrant population, and had a 63% Indian ethnic majority during the 2001 census.[3]


The suburb contains four primary schools, Wyvern Primary School, Herrick primary school, Sandfield Primary School and Rushey Mead Primary School, and two comprehensives - Rushey Mead Academy (secondary) and Soar Valley College.


  1. ^ "City of Leicester ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for NationalStatistics. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Profiles - 2001 Census - Population". Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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