North Kilworth is situated approximately 5 miles east of Lutterworth in rural countryside. The village lies close to the River Avon on the Northamptonshire border. The population is just short of 500.
At the time of the Domesday survey (1086) there were two settlements Chivelesworde and Cleveliorde, both belonging to the vill of Stanford-on-Avon across the border in Northamptonshire they were given by Guy de Reinbudcurt to Benedict, founding abbot of Selby, Yorkshire later differentiated into North and South Kilworth.
Major Road Links
The village is located near to Jct 20 of the M1 and also has easy access to the M69, M6, A5 and A14. North Kilworth 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 North Kilworth Parish Council where all contact information can be found on their website.
The Community Forum is Lutterworth, Broughton Astley & Rural West .
The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Lutterworth South.
The District Council is Harborough District Council.
North Kilworth is home to St Andrews Primary School.
The nearest secondary school is Lutterworth High, which has achieved an outstanding reputation, and the nearest upper school is Lutterworth College, which is heralded for having outstanding aspects.
There are no shops in North Kilworth, however a petrol station serves basic amenities. There is also a post office and a free-range egg farm with an honesty box type system. An all-weather tennis court area is situated opposite the school as well as a large football pitch area.
The parish church of St. Andrew's dates from the 13th century are also located in the village.
Culture and Events
The parish council regularly organises many events in this busy village. Many of the events can be seen on the North Kilworth website.
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 of North Kilworth also contains the Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Kilworth House Hotel and Outdoor Theatre, and also Kilworth Sticks Fishery.
Clubs include a Reading group, Bowling group, Women’s Institute and a 49er’s club.
There are also several sporting clubs in the village such as football and cricket.
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.