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(ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles). Shortened form: Leicester Abbreviation: Leics


(ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in central England. 890,800; 986 sq. mi. (2555 sq. km). Also called Leicester.
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Noun1.Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central EnglandLeicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
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The Grade ll* listed property, The Old Rectory at Willoughby Waterleys in Leicestershire is important enough in its central village position to win a prized paragraph.
St James's Church in Sutton Cheney will receive pounds 550 and St Mary's Church in Willoughby Waterleys has been given pounds 1,400 for extensive repairs to the tower.
Look towards the eastern edge of a map of the Midlands to pinpoint Willoughby Waterleys near Lutterworth - and spot the M1.