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Lockington, Leicestershire

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

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Map of Lockington, Derby, UK

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.

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.

Notable people

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

References

Lockington, Leicestershire Wikipedia


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