Braunstone is a civil parish and is the largest parish within the district of Blaby in Leicestershire, England, now known as the Town of Braunstone or more commonly, Braunstone Town. In 2007 the population was almost 15,000. There are on the subject of 7,500 households including Thorpe Astley. At the 2011 census the population of the civil parish had increased to 16,850.
Braunstone is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, giving a population of “two sokemen and four villeins”. The village remained a small settlement (population 238 in 1921) until 1925 gone the Leicester Corporation compulsorily purchased the bulk of the Winstanley Braunstone Hall estate.
It is just outdoor the city boundary of Leicester, and the portion of the old-fashioned civil parish now inside the city boundary is assumed name Braunstone. This allowance of the parish, which contains a large council home was detached in 1935 from the Blaby district and Braunstone Parish to become allocation of the county borough of Leicester, hence the present split. The use of the publish Braunstone Town is more recent, and is an attempt by Braunstone Town Council to distinguish their village from the council estate of the similar name.
Braunstone Town is adjoining the M1 motorway (junction 21) and is adjoined by the Meridian Business and Leisure Parks, and the Fosse Shopping Park and Grove Triangle retail outlets.
Although the parish doesn’t have a railway station of its own, Leicester station is close. Leicester PlusBus, is a Plan where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving.