Northfields, Leicestershire

Northfields, Leicestershire

Northfields is an area of Leicester, England named for the historic North Fields. Its boundaries are unclear, but comprises three areas: Northfields proper, and the Tailby and Morton council estates.

To the west, the Midland Main Line separates it from Belgrave, and to the south the Uppingham Road separates it from Spinney Hills and North Evington. To the east it borders Humberstone, and to the north borders the Troon Way industrial estate.


Northfields (Leicester) was bombed in 1940 causing considerable damage. Many structures were destroyed and 4 people were killed.

Northfields also had 3 football teams dating from 1956. These were Northfield Town, Northfield United and the Northfield reserves.


Northfields has had a bad reputation for criminal activities. Despite being only 3 small estates it was responsible for 30% of the crime rate within the Leicester area. In response The Northfields Project was set up in order to help to combat crime and make Northfields a safer place to live. The scheme improved areas such as security fencing, lighting and public recreational spaces.


[ The Northfields Project Report]

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