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Hallaton

Hallaton village
Hallaton parish church

Hallaton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 523.

The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and is mainly of the 13th century: the aisles were added a century later.[1] The village has a famous bottle kicking ritual and "Hare Pie Scramble", which take place usually on Easter Monday. There is a small village museum, offering history of the area. The Hallaton Treasure, a late Iron Age hoard of more than 5,000 silver and gold coins was found at a site near Hallaton in 2000.[2]

There was once a Hallaton railway station on the line between Market Harborough and Nottingham.

See also

References

  1. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the North. London: Collins; p. 168
  2. ^

External links

  • Village website
  • Hallaton Parish Walks
  • A good walk: Hallaton and Medbourne, Leicestershire The Times 4 April 2009


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