infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Syston
latitude= 52.7
longitude= -1.08
population= 11,508 (2001 Census) [] []
shire_district= Charnwood (borough)
shire_county= Leicestershire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= Charnwood
post_town= LEICESTER
postcode_area= LE
postcode_district= LE7
dial_code= 0116
os_grid_reference= SK545085

:"This article is on Syston in Leicestershire. There is also a Syston in Lincolnshire — see Syston, Lincolnshire gbmappingsmall|SK925405 "

Syston is a town and civil parish in the district of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. The 2004 population was 11,847.

There has been a settlement on the site for over 1000 years, the earliest records being in the Domesday book as "Sitestone". The Roman road known as the Fosse Way passes through Syston, which is now largely a commuter town for Leicester. Only Thurmaston, to the South, separates it from Leicester.

The Midland Main Line runs through the town. Syston railway station currently has one platform on what remains of the former goods line, served by local Leicester to Lincoln via Nottingham and Newark services on the Ivanhoe Line.

The 'Syston white plum' is well known in the Syston locality and has been grown there for well over 100 years. It is yellow, oval in shape, thin skinned and a good sized dessert plum. It normally crops in September and is emblazoned on the Syston Town welcoming signs. [ [ Syston Town Council News ] ]

Syston is the location of the headquarters of Pukka Pies, which is one of the largest employers in the town, employing 250 people. [ [ Welcome to Pukka Pies ] ]

The River Soar runs past the western edge of the town, shortly after passing under the A46 road which underwent significant improvements early in 2006 at the Hobby Horse Roundabout, a popular meeting place on the Leicester Western Bypass.

Television presenter and actress Terri Dwyer was born in Syston. [ [ "I'm a village girl at heart - I'll always come back to Syston" from] ]


External links

* [ Syston Town Council]
* [ Leicestershire Villages Syston]
* [ Rushey Mead Foundation]
* [ Syston Town News]

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