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Long Whatton

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Long Whatton is a village and parish in the English county of Leicestershire. It is south of East Midlands Airport, off Junctions 23 and 23A of the M1 motorway, and has easy access to Loughborough via the A6 and to Shepshed, Ashby de la Zouch and Kegworth.

It is near the Charnwood Forest, in the northern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, rural deanery of Akeley, Loughborough Union and County Court district. The village is clean and well built, several of the houses being modern, and is situated on the south bank of a small rivulet. It is 4.5 miles N.W. by W. from Loughborough, 16.5 N. W. from Leicester, 3 S.S.E. from Castle Donington, and about the same distance from Kegworth.

Public Houses: The Royal Oak and The Falcon; The Royal Oak has an entry in the 2012 Campaign for Real Ale Good Beer Guide.

The Population of Long Whatton as of 2011 was 1,124

Long Whatton History Society is participating in the setting up of a local Heritage centre with the Diseworth Heritage Trust.

Contents

  • Places to Visit in Long Whatton 1
  • Churches 2
  • Community activities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Places to Visit in Long Whatton

  • Whatton House and Gardens - www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk
  • Manor Organic Farm, Farm Shop and Tearoom - www.manororganicfarm.co.uk
  • Long Whatton Post Office and Shop

Churches

Long Whatton has three churches: Long Whatton All Saints Church, Long Whatton Methodist Church (see http://www.leicestershirevillages.com/longwhatton/methodistchurch.html and Long Whatton Baptist Church. Between 1998 and 2005 an annual Mission Aviation Fellowship Midlands Rally took place in the Methodist Church.[1]

Community activities

Long Whatton Hosts a Village Show every August Bank Holiday.

Primary School

Long Whatton has a Primary School

Scouts and Brownies

Long Whatton Has a Scout troop and a Brownie pack.

Sports

Long Whatton have a Cricket Club and a Football Team

References

  1. ^ http://www.nfemc.org.uk/churches/longwhatton

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons Website: www.leicestershirevillages.com/longwhatton/


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