Longitude: 1 degree 12 minutes West, Latitude: 52 degrees 35 minutes North. Ordnance Survey national grid reference SK 536 994
The village centre is characterised by a number of old and very narrow roads, with more recent housing developments to the south and west. Despite retaining a ‘traditional’ village centre, Enderby has excellent road links to the rest of the country, being situated between the M69 and the M1. A disused railway line lies to the north of the village, marking the current day western edge of the Enderby area.
Residents of Enderby share a close relationship with those in the neighbouring village of Narborough and Littlethorpe. Village ‘boundaries’ have become less distinct over the years and as a result many residents from neighbouring areas consider themselves to be part of one community. The expansion of housing and commercial development in the area presents challenges to the existing infrastructure and traffic management (especially in the original ‘village’ area). such that consideration is being given to ‘resident-only’ parking licences.
The 2011 Census recorded the parish’s population as 6,314.
Enderby can be viewed as having three areas; The ‘Village’, the ‘more recently developed’ Enderby and the area known as ‘St Johns’, the latter being separated from the rest of Enderby by the M1 motorway.
The headquarters of Leicestershire Constabulary are located at the far end of the St Johns area, bordering Leicester and adjacent to the ‘out of town’ retail area, Fosse Park. The retail park (already one of the largest in the UK) enjoys a growing footfall and in 2017/18 is undergoing major refurbishment and expansion.
The neighbouring area of Lubbesthorpe is being developed as ‘New Lubbesthorpe’ with 4,250 new homes. The development includes a sub-urban industrial area that will house mainly logistic and warehousing/distribution businesses taking advantage of the proximity of the central England motorway network.
(See also: A brief history of Enderby village)
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Within the Parish of Enderby there are a number of Grade 2 listed buildings (of special architectural or historical interest). These include:
- Brockington Art and Design Centre, Blaby Road;
- Monument to Charles Brook, Blaby Road
- Old Manor House, 7-15 Blaby Road;
- Church of St. John the Baptist, Blaby Road;
- 1 Broad Street (The Red House)
- 3/3a Broad Street (The Cedars);
- 4/6 Broad Street (Barclays Bank);
- Congregational Chapel Hall, Chapel Street;
- Workshop 10m east of George Street/Shortridge Lane;
- 4 The Cross;
- 3 The Cross;
- 6 The Cross;
- The Court, Hall Walk;
- 1 High Street;
- 39 (The Firs) High Street;
- New Inn, High Street;
- 1-4 Enderby Hall, Hall Walk
- 2 The Cross & 40 High Street;
- 2 Hall Walk.
- Airports:East Midlands Airport | To Enderby (Google Maps) Coventry Airport | Travel to Coventry Airport (Airport website)» Airport Security (General)
- Train Station:
Narborough | East Midlands Trains (EM) Check for live information on arrivals/departures at Narborough
- Motorway:M1 (Junction 21) M69 (Junction 1) Map | Service Area (Welcome Break)
- Local taxis:
see “Useful Telephone Numbers” on the menubar of this site.
- Local bus services:
Information from Travel Search | Arriva | (Arriva Service 50/50A) | First | Enderby Park and Ride
Marriott | Westfield House | Hilton | Holiday Inn | Mill on the Soar | Days Inn
Heritage Hotel & Indian Restaurant
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Linking to Leicester
The City of Leicester lies close to the centre of England, in the County of Leicestershire. The village of Enderby is some 5 miles south-west of Leicester.
Below is a list of approximate distances between Leicester and principle towns/cities elsewhere in the UK.
Aberdeen 402m 647km
Birmingham 37m 60km
Brighton 248m 399km
Bristol 115m 185km
Cambridge 69m 111km
Cardiff 136m 219km
Carlisle 205m 330km
Coventry 24m 39km
Croydon 111m 179km
Derby 31m 50km
Edinburgh 278m 447km
Exeter 187m 301km
Gatwick 126m 203km
Glasgow 299m 481km
Gloucester 81m 130km
Guildford 117m 188km
Heathrow 100m 161km
Hull 96m 154km
Inverness 432m 695km
Leeds 98m 158km
Liverpool 108m 174km
London 98m 158km
Maidstone 135m 217km
Manchester 90m 145km
Newcastle 180m 290km
Northampton 33m 53km
Nottingham 28m 45km
Oxford 72m 116km
Penzance 296m 476km
Perth 321m 516km
Plymouth 228m 367km
Portsmouth 154m 248km
Reading 103m 166km
Salisbury 134m 216km
Sheffield 66m 106km
Stirling 314m 505km
Southampton 138m 222km
Swansea 162m 261km
Swindon 96m 154km
Wolverhampton 50m 80km
York 103m 166km
Enderby Hall (Grade 2 listed building)
Former mansion, now divided into 4 apartments. Original hall at core may be C16 but is heavily altered. Side wings projecting to west added C17, the north retaining some original features. C17 south wing enlarged and heavily altered early and later C18 and Cl9. Further C18 extensions along east front, also altered C19. Former service end and tower added to north c1860-70 for Charles Brook who was responsible for much of the other remodelling. Further alterations C20. Colourwashed render, Swithland slate roofs. Mostly Italianate in style. 2 storeys and attic. Parapets with mutilated cornices, the later C19 ground floor projections on south and east sides with balustraded parapets. Quoins. Late C19 sash windows with segmental heads and moulded architrave surrounds, the lower windows with shoulders. South front is of 8 bays, the ground floor having a C19 projection with 3 windows either side of projecting glazed wooden porch. Steps up to porch have ornamental pierced balustrade. Upper windows are arranged in irregular rhythm 4:1:3. 2 gabled dormers. East front has irregular main block with canted single storey bay window to left and tall arched staircase window. To right are late C19 extensions in matching style with upper storey set back. West front is even more irregular but retains end of C17 wing with stone mullion and transom windows, 4-light to ground floor, 3 and 2-light above. To right of lower window is a door in large stone doorcase with heavy broken segmental pediment. C19 extension on this side include tower with corner pilasters, cornice and cast-iron railings around pyramid roof. Top stage of tower has pairs of semicircular arches. Interior: original hall is said to retain some timber-framing; remainder has lavish pine and plaster panelling in late C17-C18 style, arched doorways, heavy doors and doorcases, ceiling cornices and staircase, mostly C19 but possibly incorporating some older work. (N Pevsner and E Williamson, The Building of England, Leicestershire and Rutland, 1984, p,151-2).