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Barlestone is a village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 2,471, increasing marginally to 2,481 at the 2011 census. The village adjoins the neighbouring village of Osbaston.

Although coal miners lived in the village, there was never a mine at Barlestone, the miners travelling to pits in Bagworth, Coalville or Newbold Heath. A pit wheel from a coal mine was installed as a monument during the late 1980s to commemorate the miners.


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Barlestone, Hinckley and Bosworth, United Kingdom

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