Burton on the Wolds

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Burton on the Wolds
Melton Road in Burton on the Wolds - geograph.org.uk - 882968.jpg
Burton on the Wolds is located in Leicestershire
Burton on the Wolds
Burton on the Wolds
Location within Leicestershire
Population1,218 
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode districtLE12
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°47′5.00″N 1°7′40.50″W / 52.7847222°N 1.1279167°W / 52.7847222; -1.1279167

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Burton on the Wolds is a village in Leicestershire, England situated on the B676 road 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the A46 and about the same distance to the east of Loughborough. In the 2011 census, the population was measured at 1,218.[1] The Parish Council of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold serves the village and its two neighbouring hamlets.[2] The local borough council is Charnwood.[3]

The village is listed in the Domesday Book, showing it comprised 15 households in the year 1086.[4] In the Middle Ages Burton was the property of Garendon Abbey.[5] After World War II a Polish camp was set up in the village,[6] due to its proximity to RAF Wymeswold which opened in 1942 and closed in 1957. It now hosts an industrial complex.[7]

Burton has its own primary school,[8] pub[9] and shop (in the garage).[2]

The Lion's Head water fountain was probably built in the mid 19th century.[10][11]

Prestwold Hall, which was built in the 18th century, is within the parish of Prestwold, but part of the grounds fall within the Burton on the Wolds parish.[12]

Sport[edit]

The village has two football teams that play in the North Leicestershire League division one, and the Charnwood Sunday League division one. Home games are played at Towles Fields.[13]

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, the club has four teams represented in the Everards Leicestershire County Cricket League and also the Leicestershire Senior Cricket League.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Local Services". Burton onthe Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Burton on the Wolds, Charnwood". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Burton[-on-the-Wolds]". Hull University Domesday Project. Open Domesday. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Burton on the Wolds Village Design Statement". Charnwood Borough. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  6. ^ Shaw, Joan; Shaw, Peter. "The Polish Camp at Burton on the Wolds". Wolds Historical Organisation. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  7. ^ Jarram, Tony. "A Brief History of the RAF Station at Wymeswold, 1942–78". Wolds Historical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Burton on the Wolds Primary School". Burton on the Wolds Primary School. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  9. ^ "The Greyhound Inn". The Greyhound Inn. Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Fountain, Melton Road, Burton on the Wolds (Grade II)". Charnwood Borough Council. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Fountain". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Prestwold Hall". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Burton on the Wolds Football Club". Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold Parish Council. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Barrow and Burton Cricket Club". Barrow and Burton Cricket Club. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2020.

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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