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Wymeswold
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Wymeswold Parish Church
Population 1,296 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SK602235
Civil parish
  • Wymeswold
Unitary authority
  • Charnwood
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 118 365
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Loughborough
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
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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