Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 9GH

Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 9GH

Date of visit: 26th January 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Glen (or Glenn) is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district, in Leicestershire, 2 miles south of Oadby on the outskirts of Leicester. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 3,662.

Great Glen was the central place of an early Anglo-Saxon multiple estate. The settlements that comprised this estate are: Great and Little Stretton, Wistow, Newton Harcourt, Fleckney and Kilby. These parishes comprise the minimal extent of the estate which broadly follow the River Sence, the earlier name of which was Glen or Glennos, which was an earlier name of the river. It is possible that the estate extended further west along the river to Glen Parva where it joins the River Soar. It has not been possible to establish this securely. Glen (not Great Glen) enters the record for the first time in AD849 in an Anglo-Saxon royal charter.

This phone box has its own webpage:
Facebook page @GreatGlenPhonebox

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Location – UK Postcode LE8 9GH
Location – OS Grid Ref: 465612, 297480
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.571192, -1.033347
Location – Northing / Westing 52°34’16.3″N, 1°02’00.1″W