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Shenton is a hamlet in Leicestershire. It is the southern terminus of the Battlefield Line Railway, which runs to here from Shackerstone. The station is located at the foot of Ambion Hill and is actually the reconstructed Humberstone Road Station from Leicester. The original station being demolished in the 1940s? except for a small lamp room that now serves as the Station Pottery. In the graveyard is buried Admiral Sir Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott It is a short drive from the M1 motorway.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Shenton, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Shenton, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Shenton, township and vil. with ry. sta., Market Bosworth par., Leicestershire, 2 miles S. of Market Bosworth, pop. 210; P.O.; near the vil. is Shenton Hall, seat.
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