Wilson, Leicestershire

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Wilson, in the English county of Leicestershire, is a small hamlet just outside Melbourne, Derbyshire. Close to East Midlands Airport, Wilson retains many 'village-like' features. It has one pub, the Bulls Head. Wilson has no amenities other than a golf course, gym and swimming pool.

photographed in January 2012

Its name is first recorded in the 12th century as Wiuelestunia and likely came from Anglo-Saxon Wifeles tūn = "Wifel's farmstead or village".


Wilson is part of the civil parish of Breedon on the Hill and the non-metropolitan district of North West Leicestershire.

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Coordinates: 52°49′03″N 1°24′07″W / 52.81743°N 1.40199°W / 52.81743; -1.40199