Harborough Magna

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Harborough Magna
Harborough Magna is located in Warwickshire
Harborough Magna
Harborough Magna
Harborough Magna shown within Warwickshire
Population 502 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SP4779
Civil parish
  • Harborough Magna
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°24′40″N 1°18′06″W / 52.41106°N 1.301604°W / 52.41106; -1.301604Coordinates: 52°24′40″N 1°18′06″W / 52.41106°N 1.301604°W / 52.41106; -1.301604

Harborough Magna is a village and parish in Warwickshire, England.

Along with the adjoining hamlet of Harborough Parva and nearby Cathiron, the parish has a population of 461 (2001 census),[1] increasing to 502 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Harborough Magna is located around five miles northwest of Rugby on the B4112 road, and is part of the borough of Rugby. The M6 motorway lies about one mile north of the village, and the Oxford Canal about one mile south. Harborough Magna was to be the site of a motorway service station, first planned in 1975, on the M6 (the partially constructed slip roads are visible between the B4112 and Montillo Lane bridges), but the allocated site was too small[3] and the plans were scrapped in 1980.[4]

Harborough Magna was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Herdeberge. For many years the main source of employment in the village were sawmills near the canal at Cathiron.

Around one mile north-east of the village is a nursing home for the elderly. Despite its remote location, between 1949 and 1983 it was a maternity hospital, and served as the only one in the Rugby area.


  • Allen, Geoff. (2000). Warwickshire Towns and Villages, Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1-85058-642-X
  • Wright, Aileen. (no date, c. 2003) Changing Years in Harborough Magna

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