Harborough Magna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Harborough Magna
Harborough Magna is located in Warwickshire
Harborough Magna
Harborough Magna
 Harborough Magna shown within Warwickshire
Population 461 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SP4779
Civil parish Harborough Magna
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°24′40″N 1°18′06″W / 52.41106°N 1.301604°W / 52.41106; -1.301604

Harborough Magna is a village and parish in Warwickshire, England.

Along with the adjoining hamlet of Harborough Parva and nearby Cathiron, the parish has a population of 461 (2001 census).[1]

Harborough Magna is located around five miles northwest of Rugby on the B4112 road, and is part of the borough of Rugby. The M6 motorway lies about one mile north of the village, and the Oxford Canal about one mile south. Harborough Magna was to be the site of a motorway service station, first planned in 1975, on the M6 (the partially constructed slip roads are visible between the B4112 and Montillo Lane bridges), but the allocated site was too small[2]and the plans were scrapped in 1980.[3]

Harborough Magna was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Herdeberge. For many years the main source of employment in the village were sawmills near the canal at Cathiron.

Around one mile north-east of the village is a nursing home for the elderly. Despite its remote location, between 1949 and 1983 it was a maternity hospital, and served as the only one in the Rugby area.

References[edit]

  • Allen, Geoff. (2000). Warwickshire Towns and Villages, Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1-85058-642-X
  • Wright, Aileen. (no date, c. 2003) Changing Years in Harborough Magna

External links[edit]