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Horninghold is located in Leicestershire
Horninghold shown within Leicestershire
Population 316 (Including Blaxton and Nevill Holt. 2011)
OS grid reference SP810968
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leicester
Postcode district LE16
Dialling code 01858
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°33′47″N 0°48′22″W / 52.5631°N 0.80612°W / 52.5631; -0.80612Coordinates: 52°33′47″N 0°48′22″W / 52.5631°N 0.80612°W / 52.5631; -0.80612

Horninghold is a small village and parish seven miles north-east of Market Harborough in the county of Leicestershire. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066 the village was given to Robert de Todeni, Lord of Belvoir. In about 1076 he gave the parish to the priory of Belvoir where it remained until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. The population of the civil parish (including Allexton and Stickerston) was 316 at the 2011 census.[1] At the beginning of the 20th century, the estate owners, the Hardcastle family remodelled the village as a garden village with many trees and shrubs. The church of St Peter's was built in the 12th century and is a surviving example of a Parish Church without Victorian restoration.[2]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.horninghold.org.uk Village Web Site

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