Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, LE14 2JQ

Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, LE14 2JQ

Date of visit: 1st March 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burrough on the Hill is a small village 12 miles (19 km) north east of Leicester in England. The parish church is St. Mary Close. Burrough Hill is an Iron Age hill fort near the village and is in an 86-acre (35 ha) country park of the same name. The hillfort stands on a promontory around 660 feet (200 m) above sea level, 7 miles (11 km) south of the modern settlement of Melton Mowbray. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Somerby, Leicestershire

The village shared John O’ Gaunt railway station with the neighbouring village of Twyford. The station was adjacent to a 14-arch viaduct. Trains used to go north to Melton Mowbray, and south to Leicester and Market Harborough, but the line was closed in the 1960s. There is a local bus service to Melton Mowbray and Oakham.


Location Information

Location – what3words:///pheasants.regal.clay
Location – UK Postcode LE14 2JQ
Location – OS Grid Ref: 475812, 310797
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.689562, -0.879825
Location – Northing / Westing 52°41’22.4″N, 0°52’47.4″W