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Wymeswold Parish Church
Population 1,296 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SK602235
Civil parish
  • Wymeswold
Unitary authority
  • Charnwood
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 118 365
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Loughborough
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52°48′22″N 1°06′19″W / 52.8060°N 1.1052°W / 52.8060; -1.1052Coordinates: 52°48′22″N 1°06′19″W / 52.8060°N 1.1052°W / 52.8060; -1.1052

Wymeswold is a village and civil parish in the north of Leicestershire, a county in England. The 2011 census saw that around 1,296 people live there.

It is located north-east of Loughborough, a university town, and is very close to the border with Nottinghamshire. Nearby villages include Barrow-upon-Soar, Prestwold, Burton on the Wolds and Rempstone.

The village was formerly the location of RAF Wymeswold which has since closed. There is a memorial plaque on the wall of Wymeswold Pharmacy that pays tribute to when a Wellington Bomber crashed into a nearby hill while on a night training course.

The village has a greengrocer, a general convenience store, a pine furniture store, a gift shop, a restaurant and two public houses (The Three Crowns and The Windmill). There is also a village cricket club which also includes a football pitch.


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