Shearsby is a rural village in the English county of Leicestershire.
It is in the Harborough district around nine miles due south of Leicester and north east of Lutterworth. The population is around 200 people.
A holy well on the road south and west of the village – between the main Leicester-Northampton road (now the A5199) and Bruntingthorpe – was converted into a spa that was popular during the first half of the nineteenth century.
It is notorious as the location of the 5,000 strong Enclosures Riot in 1607, which gave a precedent for action and environmental change.
Major Road Links
It is located between Jct 19 and 20 of the M1. The village also has easy access to the A5 and M6. Cotesbach 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 Wycliffe and Masharani Practices at the doctor's surgery on Gilmorton Road, LE17 4EB
The Fielding Palmer Cottage Hospital, Gilmorton Road, LE17 4DZ
Dentist’s offices and pharmacies throughout the town
Further hospital services are available in Leicester and Rugby, both of which are not too far out field of the village.
Councils and Authorities
The parish is Cotesbach Parish Council where all their contact information can be found on their website.
The Community Forum is Lutterworth, Broughton Astley & Rural West .
The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Lutterworth South.
The District Council is Harborough District Council.
Primary schools can be found in neighbouring villages but the closest schools been in Lutterworth.
The nearest secondary school is Lutterworth High, which has achieved an outstanding reputation, and the nearest upper school is Lutterworth College, which is heralded for having outstanding aspects.
Shearsby's former school building was bought by the village in 1996 and was extended and renovated to provide a superb village hall, where toddlers' groups, W.I. meetings and other celebrations are held.
The Church of St. Mary Magdalene.is opposite the village hall which both form a focal point for village life by providing an up to date and comfortable venue for private and public meetings and functions.
The Chandlers Arms is a family run pub. There is also Shearsby Bath which is a unique venue that can be used for celebratory events or just for a lovely meal out.
Culture and Events
The villages and the parish council regularly organise and take part in events all of which are advertised on their website. 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
MDH Leicestershire Youth League
Brownies & Guides
More clubs can be found in surrounding villages and towns.
Many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, and further afield at the Harborough Leisure Centre in Market Harborough. 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