Burton on the Wolds

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Burton on the Wolds is a village situated on the B676 road 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the A46 in Leicestershire and has a population of around 800. The population was measured at 1,218 in the 2011 census.[1] The Parish Council of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold serves the village and its two neighbouring hamlets. The local borough council is Charnwood.

Burton has its own primary school, pub and shop (in the garage), with most of the village life centreing at the pub, The Greyhound, and village hall, and the village is famous for its Lion's Head fountain.


The village has two football teams that play in the North Leicestershire League division one, and the Charnwood Sunday League division one. The Sunday side made it into the William Davis Semi-final in 2009. Home games are played at Towles Fields.

Burton also has a long-established cricket club who in 2010 merged with one of the County's largest and most successful clubs, Barrow Town. Now named Barrow and Burton Cricket Club (www.barrowburtoncc.co.uk), the club has 4 teams represented in the Everards Leicestershire County Cricket League and also the Leicestershire Senior Cricket League.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 52°47′5.00″N 1°7′40.50″W / 52.7847222°N 1.1279167°W / 52.7847222; -1.1279167