Sapcote is a small village in the south west of Leicestershire, England, with a population of approximately 2,700. The well-known inland scuba diving site Stoney Cove is nearby.
It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Scepecote. Its name came from the Anglo-Saxon Scēapcot = "shed or enclosure for sheep" - a bit like Shepshed.
Historical buildings include several thatched cottages, Park Farm, a timber-framed house in Stanton Road which is dated 1683, the Old School in Leicester Road which was built in 1819, and the Stanley Burrough's Almshouses in Cooke's Lane, erected in 1847.
Major Road Links
Sapcote has very easy access to the A5, M69 and both Jct 20 and 21 of the M1. The village also has easy access to the towns of Leicester, Rugby, Lutterworth and Market Harborough.
The nearest health services are located in the nearby town of Lutterworth, only 5 miles away, and include:
The Old School surgery at nearby Stoney Stanton
The Limes medical centre at Narborough
The Lockley Gardens surgery at Sapcote
Further hospital services are available in the city of Leicester.
Councils and Authorities
The parish is Sapcote Parish Council where their contact information can be found on their website.
The Community Forum is Blaby South.
The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Fosse Villages.
The District Council is Blaby District Council.
There is the All Saints Church Of England Primary School in the village of Sapcote with further primary schools at the nearby Sharnford Church of England Primary School and Manorfield Church of England Primary School in Stoney Stanton.
The nearest secondary schools are Thomas Estley Community College in Broughton Astley and Heathfield High School in Earl Shilton.
The oldest surviving building in the village is the 12th century All Saints Parish Church, an elegant well-proportioned building of Early English style.
Sapcote has its own library and many other small businesses including a pub, co-op store with Stoney Cove diving centre very close by.
Culture and Events
The village regularly hold fund raising events for the village facilities.
The Kilworth House Theatre, only a few miles outside the village, stages productions at their open air theatre and other performing arts groups regularly produce shows at the venue of Lutterworth College.
Clubs and Leisure
Leisure events are regularly held by the parish council, usually in the village hall. More clubs are available in many of the nearby towns and villages.
Many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, and nearby Hinckley. Other clubs include the Lutterworth Soccer Centre, Lutterworth Rugby, Lutterworth Golf Club, Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Ullesthorpe Golf Club and the Lutterworth Cricket Club all a short distance away.