Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, LE8 0NR
Date of visit: 26th January 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kibworth is an area of the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, that contains two civil parishes: the villages of Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt. According to the 2011 census, Kibworth Beauchamp had a population of 5,433 and Kibworth Harcourt of 990. The two villages are divided by the A6.
In 1270 Walter de Merton, the founder of Merton College, Oxford, bought a large part of the parish of Kibworth Harcourt from Saer de Harcourt, who had been forced to sell the estate following his support for the unsuccessful “barons’ rebellion” led by Simon de Montfort. A large part of the parish has remained property of Merton College, Oxford to the present day.
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Location – UK Postcode LE8 0NR
Location – OS Grid Ref: 468215, 294559
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.544618, -0.99554
Location – Northing / Westing 52°32’40.6″N 0°59’44.0″W