A view towards Croxton Kerrial
Croxton Kerrial shown within Leicestershire
|Population||490 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||97 miles (156 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Croxton Kerrial (pronounced "crow-sun kerry-ul" [ˈkroʊsən ˈkɛrɨl]) is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It is 6.6 miles (10.6 km) to the southwest of Grantham and 7.9 miles (12.7 km) northeast of Melton Mowbray—0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of Leicestershire's boundary with Lincolnshire. The civil parish of Croxton Kerrial, which includes the outlying hamlet of Branston, had a population of 490 in 2001.
From 1894 to 1935, Croxton Kerrial formed part of the Belvoir Rural District, when it was amalgamated into Melton and Belvoir Rural District, both of which were within the administrative county of Leicestershire.
In 1974, as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Croxton Kerrial was transferred into the newly created non-metropolitan district of Melton, though it remained within the county of Leicestershire.
Croxton Kerrial can be described as a hilly area, with the highest point within the locality being five hundred feet above sea level. Nearby Branston lies much lower. Much of the land surrounding Croxton Kerrial is arable, and has been used as farmland for centuries.
Nearby places are Knipton and Harston (both in Belvoir parish), Belvoir Castle, Hungerton (over the border in Lincolnshire), Eaton and Sproxton. South Croxton is a separate village and civil parish in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, named with reference to its situation south of Croxton Kerrial.
A local landmark is the "Croxton Water Spout", part of an old water system sourced from a local spring which was refurbished in 2003 as part of the Millennium celebrations.
Croxton Kerrial currently has one senior football team, CK Dons, who play in the Leicestershire Senior League, with a reserve team playing in the Grantham & District Saturday Football League.
Croxton also has a Sunday cricket team, who play in the GMCA Division 3. Formed in 1980, the current captain is Leon Aylin.
- United Kingdom Census 2001. "Croxton Kerrial CP (Parish)". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- Leicestershire County Council (2001). "Census 2001 Parish Profile: Croxton Kerrial". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- A Vision of Britain through Time. "A vision of Croxton Kerrial AP/CP". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- meltononline.co.uk (2006). "Croxton Kerrial and Branston - About the Parish Council". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- "Croxton Kerrial Primary School". ckschool.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
- Sporting Chronicle
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