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Lutterworth

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Lutterworth is a market town and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The town is located in southern Leicestershire, 6.8mi north of Rugby, in Warwickshire and 15mi south of Leicester. It had a population of 9,353 at the 2011 UK census, up from 8,293 in 2001.HistoryThe name of Lutterworth is probably derived from the Old Norse name "Lutter's Vordig" meaning Luther's farm. Lutterworth was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.The town was granted its market charter in 1214 by King John and continues to hold a market to this day, every Thursday. Usually there are up to ten stalls selling a variety of items from fruit and vegetables to clothes.John WycliffeIn the 14th century, the religious reformer Canon John Wycliffe was rector in Lutterworth's parish church of St Mary between 1374 and 1384, and it was here that he is traditionally believed to have produced the first translation of the Bible from Latin into English.The Irish statesman Robert le Poer was parish priest here c.1318.In the days of the stagecoach, Lutterworth was an important stopping-place on the road from Leicester to Oxford and London, and many former coaching inns remain in the town. The town also contains some historic half-timbered buildings, some of which date back to the 16th century.
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