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The derelict Charnwood Forest Canal alongside the entrance to Longcliffe Golf Club in Nanpantan.

Nanpantan is a small village in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England.[1] It is located in the south-west of the town of Loughborough, but the village is slightly separated from the main built-up area of Loughborough. It is also the site of the Nanpantan Reservoir.

The first edge rails used in a wagonway were on the Charnwood Forest Canal, in the section between Nanpantan and Loughborough.

There is a small church here: Saint Mary in Charnwood, which was originally built as a mission room by the owner of Nanpantan Hall in 1888. After some years as a chapel of ease to the ecclesiastical parish of Emmanuel, Loughborough, Saint Mary in Charnwood became a parish in its own right, on 1 January 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 129 Nottingham & Loughborough (Melton Mowbray) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231623.
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Coordinates: 52°45′2.75″N 1°15′12.00″W / 52.7507639°N 1.2533333°W / 52.7507639; -1.2533333