Leicestershire

(redirected from Wykin)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Leicestershire

(lĕs`tərshĭr), county (1991 pop. 860,500), 832 sq mi (2,155 sq km), central England. The county seat is at Glenfield; it was formerly LeicesterLeicester
, city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 324,394), central England. The city is connected by canals with the Trent River and London, and it is also a railway center. Leicester was of industrial importance as early as the 14th cent.
..... Click the link for more information.
, which is now administratively separate from the county. The county is divided into seven districts: Melton, Charnwood, Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth, and North West Leicestershire. Fertile farming land exists in the uplands of the east, while the west is devoted mainly to industry and some mining. The hilly Charnwood Forest is in the north. The Soar and the Wreak are the principal rivers.

Leicestershire is primarily an agricultural county (sheep, dairy cattle, wheat, and barley). Stilton cheese is a well-known dairy product of the region. Leicester is an important industrial city and the center of the boot and shoe industry. LoughboroughLoughborough
, town (1991 pop. 44,895), Leicestershire, central England, on the Soar River. It is a market town with engineering works. Manufactures include hosiery, shoes, pharmaceuticals, boilers, and pottery. Bell foundries were built in 1840; the great bell of St.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and HinckleyHinckley and Bosworth,
district (1991 pop. 93,600), Leicestershire, central England. Hosiery and shoes are the chief manufactures. Other industries are dyeing and engineering.
..... Click the link for more information.
 also have industrial concentrations, and Plungar has an oil field.

Leicestershire was part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
..... Click the link for more information.
. At Bosworth Field, in 1485, Richard III was slain by the forces of Henry Tudor, who ascended the throne as Henry VII. In 1974, Leicestershire was reorganized as a nonmetropolitan county.

Leicestershire

 

a county in Great Britain, in the Midlands, in the basin of the Trent River. Area, 2,200 sq km (1975); population, 771,200 (1971). The administrative center is the city of Leicester. The county is part of the industrial Midlands. Leicestershire has knitwear, leather, and footwear industries; there is also machine building and the mining of coal and iron ore. Agriculture consists primarily of animal husbandry (cattle and sheep), which is well developed.

Leicestershire

a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop. (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est.). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq. km (804 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
Thursday, Lizard: Danny Ross (Wykin AC) 47-10-0, carp, double corn, margin towards peg 7, peg 8; Gaz Wood (Browning Central) 43-8-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders) 33-0-0; Will Raison (Daiwa Dorking) 28-8-0; John Smalley (Attleborough Angling) 23-12-0.
The Thursday open on Lake 5 also provided good sport, this time with smaller fish, with Wykin AC's Danny Ross out in front thanks to a 43-12-0 bag on long pole and pellet.
To mark their golden anniversary, they held a party for family and friends at Wykin Social Club.
That was too good for Wykin AC's Danny Ross, who finished second in the 20-pegger with 57-6-0.
Pete Lowe, 44, from Wykin, said: "We got out of jail.
September medal: 1 Colin McErlean 89 68, 2 Michael Beck 90 72, 3 Philip Poole 98 74' Super League: Wykin A 90, Ansty 76' Broadstreet B 87, Miners Arms 79' Cocked Hat 79, White Lion 77' Broadstreet A 74, The Fox 48.
He lived on his own in Wykin only minutes from his favourite venue and died at home.
All 12 students, who are pupils of Arthur James at the centre in Wykin Road, passed their exams.