Higham on the Hill
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (April 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Higham on the Hill|
Parish church of Saint Peter
|Higham on the Hill shown within Leicestershire|
|Population||840 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
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.
Geographical centre of England
The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.
The village has a pub The Oddfellows.
Higham Green College lies to the south-east.
- Robert Burton, author of The Anatomy of Melancholy, was born in Lindley
- Geoffrey Fisher, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury from 1944 to 1961, was born in the village in 1887 and lived in the rectory
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Higham on the Hill.|
|This Leicestershire location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|