Rothley is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. Situated around 0.5mi west of the River Soar and 5mi north of the city of Leicester, it has a population of 3,612, inhabitants according to the 2001 census The population measured at the 2011 census was 3,897.Rothley centres on two greens, the Cross Green and the Town Green, both of which are reached by a road that leads from the crossroads. The crossroads lies on the old route of the A6 road, which now bypasses the village.The village acquired a station on the Great Central Railway, which is now part of the Great Central Steam Railway. The station has been used to film period drama such as the 1988 film Buster and the 2004 Miss Marple TV adaptation of 4.50 from Paddington (where the station stood in for Paddington).Rothley is one of Leicestershire's most affluent areas based on number of houses worth more than £1 million – especially in some streets such as The Ridgeway, identified in the Sunday Times as the most expensive place to live in the East Midlands.
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