Huncote

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Huncote
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Huncote is located in Leicestershire
Huncote
Huncote
 Huncote shown within Leicestershire
Area 0.388 km2 (0.150 sq mi) [1]
Population1,756 (Census, 2011)[1]
    - Density 4,526 /km2 (11,720 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceSP5197
    - London101 mi (163 km)  
Civil parishHuncote
DistrictBlaby
Shire countyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEICESTER
Postcode districtLE9
Dialling code0116
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentSouth Leicestershire
WebsiteOfficial website
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Coordinates: 52°34′19″N 1°14′20″W / 52.5720°N 1.2388°W / 52.5720; -1.2388

Huncote
Main Street, Huncote, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 169107.jpg
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Huncote is located in Leicestershire
Huncote
Huncote
 Huncote shown within Leicestershire
Area 0.388 km2 (0.150 sq mi) [1]
Population1,756 (Census, 2011)[1]
    - Density 4,526 /km2 (11,720 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceSP5197
    - London101 mi (163 km)  
Civil parishHuncote
DistrictBlaby
Shire countyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEICESTER
Postcode districtLE9
Dialling code0116
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentSouth Leicestershire
WebsiteOfficial website
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire

Huncote is a village and civil parish in the district of Blaby in the county of Leicestershire, England. It is just west of Narborough, and is on the Thurlaston Brook.

The place-name Huncote is the etymological root of the American surnames Hunnicutt, Honeycut.[2]

The Village[edit]

The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion),[3] Post Office, food shops, three hairdressers, a fish and chip shop and a local park. For 2007, the local constabulary prioritized police work toward curbing "anti-social behaviour" at the shops and park.[4]

At the edge of the village is Huncote leisure centre and further along the Forest Road, near to the M69 motorway is the home of Leicester Animal Aid, a pet rescue centre. Huncote boasts two newsagents, a hairdressers, a fish & chip shop and also a retirement home, run by local business Skubala Ltd.

Sport[edit]

Huncote provides sporting facilities with a local cricket team and running club.

Huncote Juniors Football teams e.g. Mini Dribblers 4-6 U7s U8s U9s U10s U11s U14s and U17s.

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