Place:Barwell, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesBarewellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates52.567°N 1.333°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Hinckley, Leicestershire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1936-1974
Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Barwell is a civil parish and large village in Leicestershire, England, with a population of around 8,750 people. It is close to the town of Hinckley, since 1974 in the Hinckley and Bosworth District.

The name literally translates as "Stream of the Boar" and is said to originate from a boar that used to drink from the well near a brook in Barwell. It was originally known as Borewell, but later became "Barwell", the name in use today. The brook is now called the River Tweed, and is a tributary of the River Trent.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Barwell.

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