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Shenton, Leicestershire

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Shenton, Leicestershire

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.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3800
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

Other names by which Shenton, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Scentone

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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