Place:Walton, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesWaltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Walton in Knaptoftsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates52.483°N 1.133°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGuthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Walton is a village in the county of Leicestershire in the English Midlands, south of Leicester and west of Market Harborough. The village has a pub named The Dog and Gun.

According to the local population the Village is supposedly haunted by at least 4 ghosts. Including the appearance of the hanging body of a local person, that has been spotted by motorists driving out of the village at night, in one of the large trees on the roadside. Also the village's pub, the Dog and Gun, is supposedly haunted by the spirit of a dog who has been spotted by many pub-goers walking around the bar.

Walton was historically a hamlet in the ancient parish of Knaptoft, and was known as Walton in Knaptoft. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. The parish was abolished in 1898 and merged with Kimcote to form the civil parish of Kimcote and Walton.

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