Husbands Bosworth

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Husbands Bosworth
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Husbands Bosworth
Husbands Bosworth is located in Leicestershire
Husbands Bosworth
Husbands Bosworth
Husbands Bosworth shown within Leicestershire
Population 1,145 (2011)
OS grid reference SP642842
Civil parish
  • Husbands Bosworth
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LE17
Dialling code 01858
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°27′09″N 1°03′21″W / 52.4526°N 1.0559°W / 52.4526; -1.0559

Husbands Bosworth is a large crossroads village in South Leicestershire on the A5199 road from Leicester city to Northampton and the A4304 road from Junction 20 of the M1 motorway to Market Harborough.

John Cooke, Solicitor General and later the prosecutor in the trial of Charles I, was baptised here on 18 September 1608 in the All Saints church.

To the north of the village the Grand Union Canal passes through a 1,166-yard (1,066 m) tunnel that bears the name of the village. On the southern boundary of the village is a thriving allotment site, immediately adjacent to the village's cemetery. The nearby airfield (at SP650827) is the home of a gliding club, and a rapid response police helicopter unit, the East Midlands Air Support Unit.[1] It was originally constructed as RAF Husbands Bosworth during World War II and subsequently was used to house displaced Polish families.[2]

The nearest railway station is Market Harborough.

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  1. ^ "Husbands Bosworth Gliding Centre and Gliding Club". Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "AERODROME IN WWII". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

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