Hemington, Leicestershire

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Hemington is a village in Leicestershire, England.[1]

In 1790, the nearby Harrington Bridge was built to create a crossing of the River Trent. The new bridge was a toll bridge and everyone except locals living in Hemington (or Sawley, Derbyshire were required to pay the toll.[2]

Hemington was historically a chapelry in the parish of Lockington. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1936 the parish was abolished and reunited with Lockington to form the civil parish of Lockington cum Hemington.[3]

Gravel quarrying at Hemington during the 1990s led to the discovery of three sets of remains from successive medieval bridges across the Trent. [4][5]

Although there isn't a rail station in the village, East Midlands Parkway opened early in 2008 at Ratcliffe-on-Soar providing links on the Midland Main Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.
  2. ^ The Long Eaton and Sawley Archive, accessed January 2010
  3. ^ Vision of Britain website
  4. ^ Ripper, S. and Cooper L.P., 2009, The Hemington Bridges: "The Excavation of Three Medieval Bridges at Hemington Quarry, Near Castle Donington, Leicestershire", Leicester Archaeology Monograph
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/leicester/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8487000/8487442.stm

External links[edit]

Media related to Hemington, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°51′06″N 1°19′30″W / 52.85167°N 1.32500°W / 52.85167; -1.32500