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Bitteswell, Leicestershire

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Bitteswell, Leicestershire

Bitteswell is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire in England. It is close to Lutterworth, and situated just to the north of that town, and in the 2001 census had a population of 454. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as Betmeswelle. The village also had its own RAF station called RAF Bitteswell. Hawker Siddeley had a factory next to the airfield, where Vulcan bombers (and many other aircraft) were built and maintained. Bitteswell also has St.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP5385
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Betmeswelle ~ Betmeswel

Bitteswell, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bitteswell, par., S. Leicestershire, 1 mile NW. of Lutterworth, 2630 ac., pop. 364; P.O.; contains seat of Bitteswell Hall.

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