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Glooston, Leicestershire

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Glooston, Leicestershire

Glooston is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 54. The parish covers an area of 973 acres or 1.46 square miles . Its shape is long and narrow, being over 2 miles in length north to south. The highest point in the parish is Crossburrow Hill, 400 feet high. The settlement of Glooston lies around a crossroads in the centre of the parish.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP7595
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population54 (2001 Census)

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


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

Glooston, par., Leicestershire, 5 miles NE. of Market Harborough, 660 ac., pop. 105; has church of 13th cent.

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