Short Heath, Derbyshire, DE12 6BL
Date of visit: 16th May 2020
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Short Heath is a hamlet near Overseal, in South Derbyshire. It is on the border with Leicestershire and has a sign where it claims to be the centre of England.
It has a sign where it claims to be the centre of England, but various places make this claim. Nearby Overseal was said to be the population centre of Britain in 1971 with an equal number of people living south as north of it and similarly for east and west. However, this centre has slowly been moving southwards and is now claimed by Appleby Parva in north-west Leicestershire.
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Location – UK Postcode DE12 6BL
Location – OS Grid Ref: 430531, 315058
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.732306, -1.549301
Location – Northing / Westing 52°43’56.3″N 1°32’57.5″W