Garthorpe, Leicestershire

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Garthorpe is a village and civil parish (called Garthorpe and Fockerby) in Leicestershire, England, in the Melton district. It is about five miles east of Melton Mowbray; the parish includes the villages of Garthorpe and Coston, and is near Saxby (in Freeby parish), Wymondham, Buckminster and Sproxton.The parish has a population of about 100.[1]

The River Eye in front of a terrace of cottages in Garthorpe
photographed in October 2005

The civil parish had a population of 418 at the 2011 census.[2]

St Mary's Church is a redundant Church of England parish church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust;[3] the building is Grade I listed.[4]


  1. ^ "Census 2001 Parish Profile: Garthorpe" (PDF). Leicestershire Country Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ St Mary's Church, Garthorpe, Leicestershire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 29 March 2011
  4. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Mary (1307476)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 April 2014

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Coordinates: 52°46′44″N 0°46′01″W / 52.779°N 0.767°W / 52.779; -0.767