Huncote

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Huncote
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Huncote is located in Leicestershire
Huncote
Huncote
 Huncote shown within Leicestershire
Area  0.388 km2 (0.150 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,756 (Census, 2011)[1]
   – density  4,526/km2 (11,720/sq mi)
OS grid reference SP5197
   – London 101 mi (163 km)  
Civil parish Huncote
District Blaby
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE9
Dialling code 0116
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Leicestershire
Website Official website
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire

Coordinates: 52°34′19″N 1°14′20″W / 52.5720°N 1.2388°W / 52.5720; -1.2388

Huncote is a village and civil parish in the district of Blaby in the county of Leicestershire, England. It is just west of Narborough, and is on the Thurlaston Brook.

The place-name Huncote is the etymological root of the American surnames Hunnicutt, Honeycut.[2]

The Village[edit]

The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion),[3] Post Office, food shops, three hairdressers, a fish and chip shop and a local park. For 2007, the local constabulary prioritized police work toward curbing "anti-social behaviour" at the shops and park.[4]

At the edge of the village is Huncote leisure centre and further along the Forest Road, near to the M69 motorway is the home of Leicester Animal Aid, a pet rescue centre. Huncote boasts two newsagents, a hairdressers, a fish & chip shop and also a retirement home, run by local business Skubala Ltd.

Sport[edit]

Huncote provides sporting facilities with a local cricket team and running club.

Huncote Juniors Football teams e.g. Mini Dribblers 4-6 U7s U8s U9s U10s U11s U14s and U17s.

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External links[edit]

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