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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.[1]

The Village[edit]

The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion),[2] Post Office, food shops, 3 Hairdressers, 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.[3]

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 2 newsagents, a hairdressers, a fish & chip shop and also a retirement home, run by local business Skubala Ltd.


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


  1. ^ "Descendants of William Huncote". Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  2. ^ "The Red Lion, Huncote, Leicestershire (". 
  3. ^ "Leicestershire Constabulary: Croft, Leicester Forest West, Huncote, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston and surrounding villages: Neighbourhood priorities - Spring/Summer 2007". 

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Huncote at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°34′19″N 1°14′17″W / 52.572°N 1.238°W / 52.572; -1.238