Shelthorpe as it exists today was partially built in the 1920s and 30s with further development through the 1950s. When it was first built it was innovative and was (according to some reports) the largest council estate in the country.

Before the estate was build there was a brickworks (site now occupied by the Tesco Extra store on Park Road) with a second brickworks site on Ling Road. Park Road finished at the current junction with Hazel Road but was fairly rural in nature.

In the 1920s a hospital of infectious diseases was situated on Ling Road By 1938 the first major part of the estate had been built from the A6 Leicester Road, up to Griggs Road, and by the mid 1950s the estates outline was broadly similar to today.

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