CATTHORPE is a village and civil parish in the
Leicestershire, England. It is located beside the River Avon and
close to the A5 road , and hence close to the tripoint formed by
Warwickshire; the nearest town
is Rugby , around 4 miles (6.4 km) to the southwest. According to the
2001 Census , the parish had a population of 179, falling slightly to
173 at the 2011 census.
Catthorpegives its name to the nearby
junction formed by the M1 and M6 motorways and the A14 road, which is
known to be regularly congested owing to its non-standard design. The
A14 passes under both motorways; these underpasses were built in the
1960s for the former A427 , which passed through Catthorpe. In 2009,
the Highways Agency announced their preferred design for the upgrade
of the junction after a public consultation in 2008.
Catthorpebriefly came to national attention in 1999 when the Latvian
alleged war criminal
Konrāds Kalējswas revealed to be living at
CatthorpeManor, a nursing home near the village.
The parish church, dedicated to St Thomas, dates from the 14th
century and is Grade II* listed . There is a local pub called the
Cherry Tree and a locally famous Farm shop and restaurant, both are
located on Main Street.
* ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". _Neighbourhood Statistics_.
Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
* ^ "M1 Junction 1