Market Harborough, Leicesterhsire, LE16 7AU
Date of visit: 22nd February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England.
Market Harborough is located in an area which was formerly a part of the Rockingham Forest, a royal hunting forest used by the medieval monarchs starting with William I. Rockingham Road takes its name from the forest. The forest’s original boundaries stretched from Market Harborough through to Stamford and included the settlements at Corby, Kettering, Desborough, Rothwell, Thrapston and Oundle.
Market Harborough was founded by the Saxons between 410 and 1066. Originally a small village, believed to have been called hæfera-beorg, (harborough) meaning “oat hill”.
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Location – UK Postcode LE16 7AU
Location – OS Grid Ref: 473170, 287512
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.480636, -0.924039
Location – Northing / Westing 52°28’50.3″N 0°55’26.5″W