Broughton Astley is a large village and civil parish located in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is situated in the south of Leicestershire, about 6 miles east of Hinckley, about 9 miles from the centre of Leicester, and about 14 miles from Coventry. The parish borders the Blaby district to the north, as well as sharing borders with the parishes of Cosby, Leire, and Dunton Bassett. The population of the civil parish at the time of the 2011 census was 11,940. A tributary of the River Soar runs through it. Broughton Astley is the third largest village/town in the Harborough district.
Broughton Astley in turn is made up of two villages, Primethorpe and Broughton, that were previously separate. Until recently there were still signs in the old Primethorpe area that still said "Primethorpe", such as Primethorpe post office, still trading with that name decades after the two villages merged.Sutton in the Elms, although part of the parish, is separated from Broughton Astley by the B581 Broughton Way bypass, and consequently retains its own separate identity.in 1960s the overspill agreement was to build thousands of houses in between the villages of Sutton in the elms and primethorpe for a overspill of the Birmingham
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