Long Whatton

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Long Whatton
Looking along West End in Long Whatton
Looking along West End in Long Whatton
Long Whatton is located in Leicestershire
Long Whatton
Long Whatton
Long Whatton shown within Leicestershire
Population 1,760 (2011)
OS grid reference SK478235
Civil parish
  • Long Whatton and Diseworth
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 01509
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°48′21″N 1°17′15″W / 52.8057°N 1.2875°W / 52.8057; -1.2875
Long Whatton milepost

Long Whatton is a village and parish in the English county of Leicestershire. It is south of East Midlands Airport, off Junctions 23 and 23A of the M1 motorway, and has easy access to Loughborough via the A6 and to Shepshed, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Kegworth. The civil parish is called Long Whatton and Diseworth. The population of this parish at the 2011 census was 1,760.[1]

It is near the Charnwood Forest, in the northern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, rural deanery of Akeley, Loughborough Union and County Court district. The village is clean and well built[citation needed], several of the houses being modern, and is situated on the south bank of a small rivulet. It is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) north west by west from Loughborough, 16.5 mi (26.6 km) north west from Leicester, 3 mi (4.8 km) south south east. from Castle Donington, and about the same distance from Kegworth.

The population of Long Whatton as of 2011 was 1,124

Long Whatton History Society is participating in the setting up of a local heritage centre with the Diseworth Heritage Trust.

Places to visit in Long Whatton[edit]

Whatton House
  • Whatton House and Gardens[2]
  • Manor Organic Farm, Farm Shop and Tearoom[3]
  • Long Whatton Post Office and Shop

Public houses[edit]

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak and The Falcon; The Royal Oak has an entry in the 2012 Campaign for Real Ale Good Beer Guide.

Churches[edit]

Long Whatton has three churches: Long Whatton All Saints Church, Long Whatton Methodist Church[4] and Long Whatton Baptist Church. Between 1998 and 2005 an annual Mission Aviation Fellowship Midlands Rally took place in the Methodist Church.[5]

Community activities[edit]

Long Whatton Hosts a village show every August Bank Holiday.

Primary school[edit]

Long Whatton has a primary school

Scouts and Brownies[edit]

Long Whatton has a Scout troop[6] and a Brownie pack.

Sports[edit]

Long Whatton has a cricket club and a football team

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Long Whatton at Wikimedia Commons