South Kilworth

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South Kilworth
South Kilworth is located in Leicestershire
South Kilworth
South Kilworth
South Kilworth shown within Leicestershire
Population 513 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP605818
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
52°25′52″N 1°06′32″W / 52.431°N 1.109°W / 52.431; -1.109Coordinates: 52°25′52″N 1°06′32″W / 52.431°N 1.109°W / 52.431; -1.109

South Kilworth is a village and civil parish in the southern part of Leicestershire, England, south of North Kilworth. The parish has a population of 1122, according to the 2001 Census, and is part of the district of Harborough.[1] The population had risen to 513 at the 2011 census.[2]


At the time of the Domesday survey (1086) there were two settlements Chivelesworde and Cleveliorde which later differentiated into North and South Kilworth. In -iorde can be immediately recognised yard, and the -worde or -worth form of the same suffix can be recognised in garth, all of them words denoting hedged enclosures, which each belonged to Ceofel.[3] In[4] it was noted that the site to the south of the village of the "manor house", actually a grange of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire,[5] was marked by a dry moat 22 feet wide, and fishponds to its northwest. Both this site and the "Old Hall" site in North Kilworth had been part of the lands owned across the border in Stanford-on-Avon, Northamptonshire, by a certain Leuric.

In 1920, March 10, The Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) attended the Pytchley Hunt at South Kilworth.


  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics - Parish Headcounts - South Kilworth CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Icelandic equivalents of the English place-names", s.v. "Chivelstone, Devon; Kilworth, North & South, Leicestershire".
  4. ^ A History of Leicestershire (Victoria County History), "Ancient earthworks", p. 265.
  5. ^ History of Leicestershire (Victoria County History) vol. I p. 270.[1]).

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