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Misterton

Locality

Misterton is located just 1 mile SE of Lutterworth on the river Swift.  Misterton and Walcote are a civil Parish. The Population for both is just over 480.

History

Misterton is now little more than a church and a hall, but was once a considerable village along the old road which runs through the park, the modern road representing a later diversion. The church (St Leonard) is mainly a l4th-century building, with good decorated window tracery. But the site is an ancient one, as the name means "minster"-tun i.e. the site of an early monasterium or mother-church for a large area around. The township was probably deserted and converted to cattle and sheep pastures before 1500, and the Poulteneys took: up their residence in the hall in Misterton, which is described in the 1846 Directory as "an ancient mansion". In the small park were some lofty trees, which were said to have been standing in the time of Richard III, but on what authority we do not know. The Poulteneys died out in Misterton in 1672.


Major Road Links

The village is within 2 miles of Jct 20 for the M1, with links to the M6 and A14. The A5 is also within easy access.

Health Services

The Wycliffe Practice located on Gilmorton Road, LE17 4EB
The Masharani Practice, also located on Gilmorton Road, LE17 4EB
The Fielding Palmer Cottage Hospital, Gilmorton Road, LE17 4DZ
Dentist’s offices and pharmacies throughout the town
Further hospital services are available in Leicester and Rugby


Councils and Authorities

The parish is Misterton with Walcote Parish Council.

The Community Forum is Lutterworth, Broughton Astley & Rural West .

The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Lutterworth South.

The District Council is Harborough District Council.

Leicestershire County Council.


Education

Although Misterton does not have any schools in the Village, there are many in Lutterworth which is less than 2 miles away.

There is The Little Rainbows Community Pre-School is located in the town, adjacent to the Sherrier Primary School. The John Wycliffe Primary School is also located in the town. Both primary schools feed directly into Lutterworth High School, which has achieved an outstanding reputation. Lutterworth College is also located here, a highly regarded school with outstanding aspects.


Public Facilities

Misterton has the Parish Church known as St Leonards Church. There is also Misterton Hall located in the village.

There is a local bus which runs through the village on a regular basis.

The Lutterworth Mobile Library visits once every fortnight, and a more substantial library is located on George Street in Lutterworth, which is also home to a number of other facilities, such as the Leisure Centre and various sporting grounds.


Culture and Events

Misterton regularly hosts events with Walcote throughout the year.

The Kilworth House Theatre, only a few miles outside the village, stages productions at their open air theatre and other performing arts groups regularly produce shows at the venue of Lutterworth College.


Clubs and Leisure

The parish council regularly organise leisure activities which are often held in the hall. There are many clubs in the surrounding villages and towns.

Sporting Societies

While there are no sporting societies in Misterton itself, many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, and further afield at the Harborough Leisure Centre in Market Harborough. Other clubs include the Lutterworth Soccer Centre, Lutterworth Rugby, Lutterworth Golf Club, Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Ullesthorpe Golf Club and the Lutterworth Cricket Club all a short distance away.

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