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Hallaton, Leicestershire

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Hallaton, Leicestershire

Hallaton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 523. The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and is mainly of the 13th century: the aisles were added a century later. The village has a famous bottle kicking ritual and "Hare Pie Scramble", which take place usually on Easter Monday. There is a small village museum, offering history of the area.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP7896
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

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

Alctone

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

Hallaton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Leicestershire, 6½ miles NE. of Market Harborough, 2360 ac., pop. 716; P.O.; 1 mile to W. of vil. are remains of ancient camp; and in vicinity is the seat of H. Manor.

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