Little Bowden

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Little Bowden
St Nicholas Church 12th Century Church - - 401851.jpg
St Nicholas' parish church
Grid reference: SP7887
Location: 52°28’30"N, 0°54’40"W
Post town: Market Harborough
Postcode: LE16
Dialling code: 01858
Local Government
Council: Harborough
Website: Little Bowden Society

Little Bowden is an ancient parish in Northamptonshire that forms the southern part of Market Harborough, the northern part of which lies in Leicestershire. The River Jordan runs through part of the area.


  • Two pubs, The Cherry Tree and The Oat Hill (formerly The Greyhound)
  • The 13th-century Church of England parish church of Saint Nicholas, which is part of the Diocese of Leicester.
  • Little Bowden County Primary School
  • Little Bowden Recreation Ground, which is the home ground of Harborough South Cricket Club.

Windy Ridge

Windy Ridge is a hill near Little Bowden. The area was often used for walks by local people. There were several attempts to build on Windy Ridge, all of which had been opposed by residents concerned by the effect development may have on the skyline and hazardous effects of battery landfill. However, the most recent proposal to build on this land was accepted by the council and is now completed.

The new estate built upon Windy Ridge is called Rockingham View

Further reading

Outside links

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about Little Bowden)
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