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Withcote is located in Leicestershire
Withcote shown within Leicestershire
Civil parish
  • Withcote
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oakham
Postcode district LE15
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°38′39″N 0°49′35″W / 52.644125°N 0.82647°W / 52.644125; -0.82647Coordinates: 52°38′39″N 0°49′35″W / 52.644125°N 0.82647°W / 52.644125; -0.82647

Withcote is a small parish comprising a number of scattered dwellings in Harborough /ˈhɑːrbrə/, a local government district of Leicestershire. The population is included in the civil parish of Braunston-in-Rutland.


The Hall
The chapel

Withcote Hall is a Grade II* listed building[1] that is on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk register.[2] It is an early C18 country house, incorporating an earlier building.

The Tudor Withcote Chapel adjoins the Hall and is protected by the Churches Conservation Trust[3] and contains some stained glass attributed to Galeon Hone; a glazier to Henry VIII.

Sauvey Castle,[4] an early medieval ringwork and bailey castle and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is also in this parish.[5]

Close by is Launde Abbey which contains the Tudor monument to Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas, who dissolved the monastery and built himself a mansion there.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Good Stuff. "Withcote Hall - Withcote - Leicestershire - England | British Listed Buildings". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/heritage-at-risk-register-east-midlands-region/hareastmidlandsacc.pdf
  3. ^ Withcote Chapel, VisitChuches.org, accessed March 2009
  4. ^ http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/1782.html The Gatehouse gazetteer of medieval fortifications in England and Wales
  5. ^ Historic England. "Sauvey Castle (321118)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  6. ^ Biography of Henry Smith, regicide British Civil Wars website

External links[edit]

Media related to Withcote at Wikimedia Commons