Bringhurst, Leicestershire, LE16 8RJ

Bringhurst, Leicestershire, LE16 8RJ

Date of visit: 7th February 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bringhurst is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of south-east Leicestershire, bordering Northamptonshire and Rutland.

The village antedates the Norman Conquest (1066 AD) and was one of the first Anglo-Saxon settlements of Britain. The land was given by Æthelred of Mercia to the Medeshamstede Abbey around the year 700 AD. In addition, a confirmatory charter of Edward the Confessor speaks of “the church of Bringhurst”.

Bringhurst is, according to W. G. Hoskins, one of the oldest village sites of the Anglo-Saxon period in the county. Bringhurst is one of the ancient Leicestershire villages not recorded in the Domesday Book (1086); however information about it is included in the entry for Great Easton indicating that Great Easton had acquired more importance than the older village on the hill-top.

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Location – UK Postcode LE16 8RJ
Location – OS Grid Ref: 484191, 292201
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.521197, -0.760616
Location – Northing / Westing 52°31’16.3″N, 0°45’38.2″W