Walton on the Wolds

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Walton on the Wolds
Walton on the Wolds village sign - geograph.org.uk - 878207.jpg
Village sign
Walton on the Wolds is located in Leicestershire
Walton on the Wolds
Walton on the Wolds
Location within Leicestershire
Population288 
Civil parish
  • Walton on the Wolds
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLoughborough
Postcode districtLE12
Dialling code01509
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°46′21″N 1°07′23″W / 52.7725°N 1.122917°W / 52.7725; -1.122917Coordinates: 52°46′21″N 1°07′23″W / 52.7725°N 1.122917°W / 52.7725; -1.122917

Walton on the Wolds is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England.[1] In the United Kingdom Census 2011 the parish had a population of 288.[2] It is near to Burton on the Wolds and Barrow upon Soar. It was the location of one series of Boon, starring Neil Morrissey. The series used the Tudor house, Kings Cote, as Boon's house.

The name Walton is derived from the settlement or farmstead of Wealas - native Celts, which is what the new Anglo Saxon speaking peoples called the native inhabitants of England.

The village has an Anglican church called St Mary's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 129 Nottingham & Loughborough (Melton Mowbray) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231623.
  2. ^ "Area: Walton on the Wolds (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 March 2016.

External links[edit]

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