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Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 20,170 and is the administrative headquarters of Harborough District Council. It sits on the Northamptonshire-Leicestershire border. The town was formerly at a crossroads for both road and rail; however the A6 now bypasses the town to the east and the A14 which carries east-west traffic is 6 miles to the south.
DistrictHarborough
Post townMARKET HARBOROUGH
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire / Northants
OS GridSP7387
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01858
Population20,785
 

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

Harborough ~ Harborough Market ~ Harborrow ~ Hareborow ~ Haverberg ~ Haverburgh ~ Herberburrbuggedon

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

Market Harborough, market town and township with ry. sta. Great Bowden par., Leicestershire, on river Welland and Union Canal, 16 miles SE. of Leicester and 81 NW. of London by rail - township, pop. 2418; town (including also the greater part of Little Bowden par., Northamptonshire), pop. 5351; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Market Harborough stands in a rich grazing country famous for field sports. It was the headquarters of Charles I. before the battle of Naseby. It is supposed to be of Roman origin.

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