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Theddingworth is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. (5.0 mi) west of Market Harborough on the road to Lutterworth. It is on the north bank of the River Welland and the Grand Union Canal passes within a mile. The village has a population of about 160.


The ancient parish of Theddingworth is over 2,700 acres in area, including the hamlet of Hothorpe in Northamptonshire. There were 38 inhabitants of Theddingworth recorded in 1086. Since the 16th century the parish has rarely contained more than 250 people. There were 40 households in 1563 and 205 communicants in 1603. There were 49 households in 1670.In the early 18th century there were about 70 families. In 1801 the population was 162, but by 1861 this had risen to 269. Since that date it has declined, particularly between 1881 and 1891 when it fell from 246 to 204. There was a slight increase between 1901 and 1911, but in 1951 the population was only 204.

Major Road Links

It has easy access to the A6 and is about 8 miles away from Jct 20 for the M1.

Health Services

The nearest health services are located in the nearby town of Lutterworth, only 8 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
Or Market Harborough which is about the same distance also has these services
Further hospital services are available in Market Harborough or Leicester City.

Councils and Authorities

The parish is Theddingworth Parish Council where all their contact information can be found on their website.

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

The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Harborough North.

The District Council is Harborough District Council.



There are many Local primary schools about the closest being in Husbands Bosworth.

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.

Public Facilities

The parish church with the former Vicarage is located on the south side of the main road. The Crown Inn, the only remaining public house in Theddingworth and one of three listed in 1846, stands north-east of the church.

There is a church, Congregational Chapel and Theddingworth railway station was a former stop on the Rugby to Market Harborough line.

Market Harborough has a well-established Library just 5 miles from Theddingworth.

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

Leisure events are regularly held by the parish council, usually in the village hall. More clubs are available in many of the nearby towns and villages.

Sporting Societies

Many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, 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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