Illston on the Hill

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Illston on the Hill
Illston on the Hill.jpg
Main Street, Illston
Illston on the Hill is located in Leicestershire
Illston on the Hill
Illston on the Hill
Location within Leicestershire
Population179 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP706992
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLE7
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°35′11″N 0°57′30″W / 52.58626°N 0.95821°W / 52.58626; -0.95821Coordinates: 52°35′11″N 0°57′30″W / 52.58626°N 0.95821°W / 52.58626; -0.95821

Illston on the Hill is a small village and parish seven miles north of Market Harborough in the county of Leicestershire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census (including Carlton Curlieu) was 179.[1] The old part of Illston is a rare "dead end" village: literally, at the end of the road which leads to it. Illston has a small but thriving pub, drawing trade from several miles around, serving Everard's beers. The pub's walls are crowded with an eclectic array of rural memorabilia including mounted fox heads, stuffed animals and historic gin traps, as well as a number of cartoons by local resident Ed McLachlan (Private Eye, Punch, etc.). Illston also has a village hall available for rent. In the summer it hosts events including a Village Fete and 'Onion Sunday'.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 June 2016.

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