Mowsley (from Muslai - mouse infested field) is a small village in the south part of Leicestershire where the population stands at just over 200.
According to the Domesday Book, Mowsley had two manors in 1086. This was a chapelry in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Knaptoft with the chapel being built c1250AD. The chapel, which was sensitively restored at the end of the 19th century has a perfect cruciform plan and contains three piscina, a large carved altar stone and a font which has the original bowl.
Unusually, the medieval village boundary can be clearly traced. Virtually the whole village sits within this boundary, with the village "footprint" differing little from that of 500 years ago.
Major Road Links
The village is located between junctions 20 and 21 of the M1, and also has easy access to the city of Leicester and nearby towns of Rugby, Lutterworth and Market Harborough.
The nearest health services are located in the nearby town of Lutterworth, only 5 miles away and include:
The Wycliffe and Masharani Practices at the doctor's surgery 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 Mowsley Parish Meeting where all their contact information can be found on their website.
The Community Forum is Harborough Central.
The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Lutterworth South.
The District Council is Harborough District Council.
The local primary school closed down in 2010 but there are several Primary schools in the surrounding areas of Kibworth and Lutterworth.
The nearest secondary schools are Gartree in Oadby and Lutterworth High, which has achieved an outstanding reputation, and the nearest upper school is Lutterworth College, which is heralded for having outstanding aspects.
There is an active church, village hall, country pub and eatery, livery stables, farm and three clubs being the Heritage Society, Cricket Club and Gardening Club.
Culture and Events
The village regularly hold fund raising events for the village facilities.
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 village has a Heritage Society, Cricket Club and Gardening Club.
There are many other clubs in local towns and villages.
Laughton and Mowsley Cricket club are involved in a Saturday league.
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.