Higham on the Hill

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Higham on the Hill
St Peters Church - geograph.org.uk - 932.jpg
Parish church of Saint Peter
Higham on the Hill is located in Leicestershire
Higham on the Hill
Higham on the Hill
Higham on the Hill shown within Leicestershire
Population 840 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP383954
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NUNEATON
Postcode district CV13
Dialling code 01455
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°33′20″N 1°26′08″W / 52.55569°N 1.43569°W / 52.55569; -1.43569Coordinates: 52°33′20″N 1°26′08″W / 52.55569°N 1.43569°W / 52.55569; -1.43569

Higham on the Hill is a village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 840.[2]

Geography[edit]

The village is about three miles away from both Hinckley and Nuneaton. The parish (and the boundary between the East and West Midlands) is bounded by Warwickshire and the A5 to the south-west.

The parish includes the deserted village of Lindley that was mentioned in the Domesday Book and gave its name to RAF Lindley the site of which was acquired by the automotive research institute MIRA Ltd for its proving ground opened on 22 May 1954.

The Ashby Canal passes through the east of the parish, and the parish boundary runs along it near Stoke Golding.

The Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway used to pass through the parish, with a railway station for the village, the route is now the Weddington Country Walk.

Geographical centre of England[edit]

The geographical centre of England as defined by the Ordnance Survey lies within the parish at latitude 52°33'N, longitude 01°27'W, just north of Watling Street.

Amenities[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

The village has a pub The Oddfellows.

Higham Green College lies to the south-east.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistice. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 June 2016.