Place:Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England

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NameGreat Bowden
Alt namesBowden-Magnasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.492502°N 0.906165°W
Located inLeicestershire, England

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Great Bowden is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is north-east of and a suburb of Market Harborough, although originally the parish of Great Bowden included Harborough. The population is around 1,000. It is the site of Great Bowden Hall.

The village was included in the Domesday Book, under the name 'Bugedone' and was worth 40 shillings per year to the King, who held it.

Places nearby include Market Harborough, Little Bowden, Sutton Bassett, Foxton and Thorpe Langton.

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