King's Norton, Leicestershire

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For the area of Birmingham, see Kings Norton.

Kings Norton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is situated to the east of Leicester, and about 2 12 miles (4 km) south-west from Billesdon. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 69.


Exterior of King's Norton church.

The Gothic Revival church of St. John the Baptist was built at the cost of just over £20,000 in a little over one year at the commission of Squire William Fortrey. It was designed by local architect John Wing (1728-94) of North Luffenham. The spire was added in 1775 but destroyed in a storm in 1850.

The interior has hardly changed: the central three-decker pulpit, box pews and west gallery remain, lit by clear windows. Outside at its east end is a monument to William Fortrey, and close by is the 17th-century Fortrey manor house.

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Coordinates: 52°35′53″N 0°59′06″W / 52.598°N 0.985°W / 52.598; -0.985