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Great Bowden, Leicestershire

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Great Bowden, Leicestershire

Great Bowden is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is north-east of and a suburb of Market Harborough, although originally the parish of Great Bowden included Harborough. The population is around 1,000. It is the site of Great Bowden Hall. The village was included in the Domesday Book, under the name 'Bugedone' and was worth 40 shillings per year to the King, who held it.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP7488
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Bowden ~ Bowden Great ~ Bowden Magna

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

Bowden, Great, par. and township, S. Leicestershire, on river Welland, 1 mile NE. of Market Harborough -- par., 3120 ac., pop. 4403; township, pop. 1985; P.O.

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