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Enderby
Enderby Parish Church 2011.jpg
St John the Baptist parish church
Population 6,314 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SK596088
Civil parish
  • Enderby
District
  • Blaby
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leicester
Postcode district LE19
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • South Leicestershire
Website Enderby Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°35′02″N 1°12′46″W / 52.5839°N 1.2127°W / 52.5839; -1.2127

Enderby is a small town and civil parish in Leicestershire, on the southwest outskirts of the city of Leicester. The parish includes the neighbourhood of St John's, which is east of the village separated from it by the M1 motorway. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 6,314.

The village is either side of the B4114 between Fosse Shopping Park and Narborough. The parish includes Fosse Shopping Park, Grove Park Commercial Centre and Everards Brewery.

The parish is bounded by the City of Leicester and the civil parishes of Braunstone Town, Glen Parva, Lubbesthorpe, Narborough and Whetstone.

The course of the Fosse Way Roman road passes through the parish. Near St John's is the deserted village of Alderby by the River Soar.

Enderby Hall was the ancestral home of the Smith family when the paternal line ended. The hall was left to Charles Loraine who took the name Charles Loraine Smith.

Former railway

A disused railway line known locally as ‘Whistle Way’ is north of the village, and has since become the western edge of the Enderby and Narborough areas.

Transport

Enderby is near the M1 and M69 motorways. The B4114 and B582 both run through Enderby.

Rail transport is provided by the nearby Narborough railway station on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line. Trains are operated by CrossCountry and provide regular services to Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton and Birmingham.

Enderby is served by the following bus services:

  • 50 & 50a, operated by Arriva Midlands - Leicester City Centre to Narborough/Croft via Fosse Shopping Park
  • 140, operated by Centrebus - Leicester City Centre to Rugby
  • 148, operated by Thurmaston Bus - Leicester City Centre - Sharnford

Enderby Park and Ride situated on the corner of B4114 St John's and Leicester Lane opposite Leicestershire Constabulary Headquarters and Palmers Garden Centre, opened on 16 November 2009. It has parking for 1000 cars. Buses run every 15 minutes into Leicester city centre from 7am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Stops include Smith Way (Grove Park) and St. Nicholas Circle (stand PA). Timetable

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