Enderby, Leicestershire

Enderby is a village 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.[1]


St John the Baptist parish church
Location within Leicestershire
Population6,314 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSK596088
Civil parish
  • Enderby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLeicester
Postcode districtLE19
Dialling code0116
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteEnderby Parish Council
List of places
52°35′17″N 1°12′33″W

The village's name means 'farm/settlement of Eindrithi'.[2]

The village is situated on 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 Aldeby by the River Soar.[3]

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.[4]

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