Great Bowden, Leicestershire, LE16 7EU

Great Bowden, Leicestershire, LE16 7EU

Date of visit: 8th February 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Bowden is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is north-east of and a suburb of Market Harborough, although originally the parish of Great Bowden included Harborough. The population is around 1,000, being measured at the 2011 census as 1,017.

‘Bugedone’, the village’s name at the time of the Domesday Book, is a combination of the Old English female personal name ‘Bucga’ and the word ‘dun’ (meaning ‘a hill, a flat-topped hill, an open upland expanse’). It is one of the older villages in Leicestershire since it has Anglo-Saxon origins (it is older than the much larger market town of Market Harborough, which lies nearby).

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Location – UK Postcode LE16 7EU
Location – OS Grid Ref: 474479, 288824
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.492252, -0.904468
Location – Northing / Westing 52°29’32.1″N, 0°54’16.1″W