Little Bowden

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Little Bowden
St Nicholas Church 12th Century Church - geograph.org.uk - 401851.jpg
St Nicholas' parish church
Little Bowden is located in Leicestershire
Little Bowden
Little Bowden
Location within Leicestershire
OS grid referenceSP7887
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Harborough
Postcode districtLE16
Dialling code01858
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
WebsiteLittle Bowden Society
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°28′30″N 0°54′40″W / 52.475°N 0.911°W / 52.475; -0.911Coordinates: 52°28′30″N 0°54′40″W / 52.475°N 0.911°W / 52.475; -0.911

Little Bowden is an area on the edge of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. As a village it was formerly part of Northamptonshire; the River Jordan runs through part of the area. Now, it's been integrated into Market Harborough and is fully part of the town using the town's address of 'Market Harborough'; the population is included in the civil parish of Stoke Albany.

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Windy Ridge[edit]

Windy Ridge is a hill near Little Bowden; the area was often used for walks by local people. There were several attempts to build on Windy Ridge, all of which had been opposed by residents concerned by the effect development may have on the skyline and hazardous effects of battery landfill. However, the most recent proposal to build on this land was accepted by the council and is now completed.

The new estate built upon Windy Ridge by Redrow Homes is called Rockingham View.

A further scheme of development has received planning permission for another 400 homes.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lee, J.M.; McKinley, R.A. (1964). A History of the County of Leicestershire. Victoria County History. 5, Gartree Hundred. London: Oxford University Press for the University of London Institute of Historical Research. pp. 38–49, 133–153.
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth; Brandwood, Geoffrey (1976) [1960]. Leicestershire and Rutland. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

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