Swinford, Leicestershire

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All Saints Church, Swinford

Swinford is a nucleated village and civil parish in the Harborough district of the English county of Leicestershire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 586.[1] It used to be on the former A427, which led under the M1, to Catthorpe. The parish church is All Saints, a 12th-century Norman rebuilding of an earlier Saxon church with a 14th-century square bell tower and a Grade II* listed building.[2][3] The local pub is The Chequers on the High Street, formerly known as Chequer Inn.[2]

Chequers pub, High Street

Its Anglo-Saxon name was "Suin Heaford" meaning "the head of the Suin" referring to a tributary of the River Avon.

A wind farm was constructed north of the village at Swinford Corner and commenced operation in Autumn 2012. It consists of 11 turbines, each of 2 MW capacity and is operated by Vattenfall.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b A History of All Saints Church, Swinford (link on web page opens this document)
  3. ^ British Listed Buildings
  4. ^ www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk 21 June 2012 "Turbine blades start to arrive at wind farm site"
  5. ^ www.vattenfall.co.uk Swinford wind farm project

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Coordinates: 52°24′35″N 1°09′54″W / 52.40965°N 1.16495°W / 52.40965; -1.16495