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Scraptoft is a village in Leicestershire, England that is effectively a suburb of Leicester. It has a population of about 1,500.

It lies north of the A47 road out east of Leicester, and runs directly into the built up area of Thurnby and Bushby to the south. It no longer has a train station, the Thurnby and Scraptoft railway station (which connected to the Great Northern Railway) having been long disused.

Scraptoft was recorded in the Domesday Book, as 'Scrapentot', as part of Gartree wapentake. It is said to be held by Coventry Abbey, and to have increased in value from 2 shillings at the time of the Conquest to 40 shillings to 1086.

The village is the site of various historic buildings including 'Scraptoft Hall', which is a listed building [1]. The hall and its grounds were for many years used as a campus of De Montfort University and its predecessors, but was closed in 2003, this is to be redeveloped as a brown field site for housing, and is home to Peverill manor.

The village is host to the Scraptoft Golf Course. [2] And the Peverill manor. It is also home to Aylestone St James RFC.

For local government the village forms part of the district of Harborough, and constitutes a parish.


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