Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire

Coordinates: 52°27′09″N 1°03′21″W / 52.4526°N 1.0559°W / 52.4526; -1.0559

Husbands Bosworth

Husbands Bosworth
Leicestershire
Population 966 (2001)
OS grid reference SP642842
Civil parish Husbands Bosworth
District Harborough
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTTERWORTH
Postcode district LE17
Dialling code 01858
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Harborough
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire

Husbands Bosworth is a large crossroads village in South Leicestershire on the A5199 road from Leicester city to Northampton and the A4304 road from Junction 20 of the M1 motorway to Market Harborough.

John Cooke, Solicitor General and later the prosecutor in the trial of Charles I, was baptised here on 18 September 1608 in the All Saints church.

To the north of the village the Grand Union Canal passes through a 1,166-yard (1,066 m) tunnel that bears the name of the village. On the southern boundary of the village is a thriving allotment site, immediately adjacent to the village's cemetery. The nearby airfield (at

The nearest railway station is Market Harborough.

See also

  • Erasmus Smith

References

External links

  • Husbands Bosworth The website for more info on this village


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