Barrowden

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Barrowden
The Duck Pond, Barrowden
The Duck Pond, Barrowden
Barrowden is located in Rutland
Barrowden
Barrowden
 Barrowden shown within Rutland
Area  3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2[1]
Population 420 2001 Census[2]
   – density  130 /sq mi (50 /km2)
OS grid reference SK946000
   – London  78 miles (126 km) SSE 
Unitary authority Rutland
Shire county Rutland
Ceremonial county Rutland
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OAKHAM
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01572
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
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Coordinates: 52°35′24″N 0°36′14″W / 52.590°N 0.604°W / 52.590; -0.604

Barrowden is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is often considered to be one of the more picturesque villages in Rutland due to its beautiful setting amongst hills and rivers, and also because of the open village greens and the village pond.

The Exeter Arms, Barrowden
St Peter's Church, Barrowden
St Peter's Church, Barrowden

There is a church, a village hall, a doctor’s surgery and pharmacy, a community shop, a mobile library, a recreational field with cricket club and a pub, The Exeter Arms. Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop opened in 2009 after the post office closed. It is run by volunteers alongside a paid manager.

Both the Rutland Round and Jurassic Way long-distance paths pass through the village.

The village was served by Wakerley and Barrowden railway station from 1873 to 1966. The station was across the Welland in the neighbouring parish of Wakerley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 

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