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52°33′43″N0°50′10″W / 52.562°N 0.836°W / 52.562; -0.836

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Hallaton parish church

Hallaton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 523, which had increased to 594 at the 2011 census. [1]

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Hallaton Hall and its lands were owned by Calverley and Amelia Jane Bewicke in 1845. Their daughter was the writer and campaigner Alicia Little. [2]

The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and is mainly of the 13th century: the aisles were added a century later. [3] The village has a famous bottle kicking ritual and "Hare Pie Scramble", which take place usually on Easter Monday. There is a small village museum, offering history of the area. The Hallaton Treasure, a late Iron Age hoard of more than 5,000 silver and gold coins was found at a site near Hallaton in 2000. [4]

As of 2019, Hallaton has two pubs, The Bewicke Arms on Eastgate, and The Fox, on North End.

There was once a Hallaton railway station on the line between Market Harborough and Nottingham.

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References

  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. Sybil Oldfield, ‘Little , Alicia Ellen Neve (1845–1926)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007 accessed 9 Nov 2016
  3. Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the North. London: Collins; p. 168
  4. "Coin Hoard Article".

Coordinates: 52°33′43″N0°50′10″W / 52.562°N 0.836°W / 52.562; -0.836