:"This is about the district of Harborough; there is also the Harborough constituency."Infobox UK district
name = Harborough District

status = District
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Leicestershire
area = Ranked 79th
592.70 km²
adminhq = Market Harborough
onscode = 31UD
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=31UD
English district population|ONS=31UD
English district density|ONS=31UD / km²
ethnicity = 97.9% White
1.0% S.Asian
politics = Harborough District Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=31UD
mayor =
mp = Alan Duncan,
Edward Garnier,
Andrew Robathan
year = 2005

Harborough (IPAEng|hɑːbrə) is a local government district of Leicestershire, England, named after its main town, Market Harborough. Other settlements in the district include Broughton Astley, Lutterworth, Kibworth and Great Easton. The north-western area of the district runs directly into the Leicester urban area, and includes such villages as Thurnby, Bushby and Scraptoft.The district borders on to the Unitary Authority City of Leicester, the Borough of Kettering, the Borough of Corby, the District of Daventry, the Unitary Authority county of Rutland, the Borough of Charnwood and the Borough of Melton as well as the county of Warwickshire.


The district was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of the Market Harborough urban district, along with Market Harborough Rural District, Billesdon Rural District and Lutterworth Rural District. [http://www.harborough.gov.uk/pp/pressrelease/pressdetail.asp?id=2459]

More than 5,000 silver and gold coins, around 2,000 years old, were found at a site near Harborough around 2002. [http://treasurehunting.tv/?p=159 Coin Hoard Article]

External links

* [http://treasurehunting.tv/?p=159 Coin Hoard Article]

=Civil Parishes=

*Allexton, Arnesby, Ashby Magna, Ashby Parva
*Billesdon, Bittesby, Bitteswell, Blaston, Bringhurst, Broughton Astley, Bruntingthorpe, Burton Overy
*Carlton Curlieu, Catthorpe, Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Parva, Cold Newton, Cotesbach, Cranoe
*Drayton, Dunton Bassett, East Langton, East Norton
*Fleckney, Foxton, Frisby, Frolesworth
*Gaulby, Gilmorton, Glooston, Goadby, Great Bowden, Great Easton, Great Glen, Gumley
*Hallaton, Horinghold, Houghton on the Hill, Hungarton, Husbands Bosworth
*Ilston on the Hill
*Keyham, Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt, Kimcote and Walton, King's Norton, Knaptoft
*Laughton, Launde, Leire, Little Stretton, Loddington, Lowesby, Lubenham, Lutterworth
*Marefield, Medbourne, Misterton with Walcote, Mowsley
*Nevill Holt, North Kilworth
*Owston and Newbold
*Peatling Magna, Peatling Parva
*Saddington, Scraptoft, Shangton, Shawell, Shearsby, Skeffington, Slawston, Smeeton Westerby, South Kilworth, Stockerston, Stonton Wyville, Stoughton, Swinford
*Theddingworth, Thorpe Langton, Thurnby and Bushby, Tilton, Tugby and Keythorpe, Tur Langton
*Welham, West Langton, Westrill and Starmore, Willoughby Waterleys, Wistow Cum Newton Harcourt, Withcote

Market Harborough is unparished. There have been calls to set up a town council for the area.

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