Lockington, Leicestershire

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Coach house at Lockington Hall

Lockington is a village in the Leicestershire parish of Lockington-Hemington. The village is close to the Derbyshire border. The population at the 2011 census was included in the civil parish of Lockington-Hemington.

Although there is not a rail station in the village, East Midlands Parkway opened nearby in 2008 at Ratcliffe-on-Soar which provides links to the Midland Main Line.

Lockington Hall in the village was the home of a branch of the Curzon family. In 1904 Henry Curzon of Lockington Hall was High Sheriff of Derbyshire.[1]

In 1994 a hoard of Bronze Age items was discovered locally. The hoard consisted of the shards of two Beaker style pots, a copper based alloy dagger and two embossed gold-sheet armlets. These 4,000-year-old finds are now in the British Museum.[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

John Gilbert Cooper, poet, was born here in 1722.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27655". The London Gazette. 8 March 1904. p. 1537.
  2. ^ "Two embossed gold armlets". British Museum. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ British Museum Collection

Coordinates: 52°50′54″N 1°18′28″W / 52.84833°N 1.30778°W / 52.84833; -1.30778