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Medbourne

General

The small, tranquil village of Medbourne is located in some of South East  Leicestershire’s prettiest countryside. This sought after village sits within the Welland Valley, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. It has a thriving local community and benefits from a village shop with post office, a public house with tea rooms, an award winning restaurant, a fine parish church, a village hall and a sports club with tennis courts, a cricket ground and a football pitch. There are some delightful country walks in the area and more comprehensive amenities in the nearby towns of Market Harborough and Uppingham.

 

History

Medbourne is an ancient village with a medieval stone bridge over a brook, a beautiful church and a traditional pub called the Nevill Arms. The village was originally a Roman settlement, on the route from Leicester to Colchester. It lies in a valley carved out by the Medbourne Brook, which is a tributary of the river Welland. Each Easter Bank Holiday Monday sees the village take on Hallaton in the annual bottle kicking event, which has it's roots in pagan times

Nowadays, Medbourne is a conservation area whose historic stone cottages, large elegant houses and leafy walks combine to make the village one of the most picturesque in the Welland Valley. The church of St. Giles in Medbourne belongs to the Parish of Six Saints circa Holt. Medbourne Village Hall is situated on Main Street between the Nevill Arms and St. Giles’ church.

 

Location

Medbourne is situated just ten minutes from Market Harborough and fifteen minutes from Uppingham.

 

Transport links

The nearest mainline railway station is Market Harborough which provides an excellent service into London St Pancras International (journey time approximately one hour). The main A47 trunk road, which connects Leicester with Peterborough, is set to the north. There is good access to the east midlands extensive road network, including the A1, M1, A14, M69 and M6.

 

Local Amenities

Cinnamon Lounge Indian restaurant

 

Schools

Hallaton Church of England Primary School

Bringhurst Primary School

St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Market Harborough

 

 

Independent schools

Oakham School

Uppingham School

Leicester Grammar School

Stoneygate School

Stamford

Rugby

Oundle

 

 

Sport

Medbourne Sports Club incorporates Medbourne Tennis Club and Medbourne Cricket Club. Other sporting and recreational facilities are well represented and include fishing on Eyebrook Reservoir, fishing and sailing on Rutland Water, golf clubs at Leicestershire and Luffenham Heath, Kibworth and Market Harborough.

Local Authorities

Harborough District Council

Leicestershire County Council

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