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Quiz 1 - Answers

This quiz is based on Leicestershire and Rutland Villages. Not all of the information can be found on our site.

Identify which village I am describing in each example:

  1. This village, not far from Rutland Water, has a well known turf maze, which measures 40 ft across. - WING
  2. This Leicestershire village, on the Grand Union Canal, has a flight of 10 locks. - Foxton
  3. This village is near to Leicester. It is on the line of the old Leicester-Swannington Railway (now dismantled) and is at one end of a long tunnel. There is a large building here known as "The Ratepayers' Palace" - Glenfield
  4. This village has a permanent maypole, and a memorial to the foundress of Grace Dieu Priory, Roesia de Verdun. - Belton
  5. This village is located on a Dismantled Railway, and used to have a famous incline track. The steam engine that used to operate this track is now in the National Rail Museum in York. - Swannington
  6. This village, not far from Leicester, was the Birthplace of Bishop Latimer, a famous protestant martyr. - Thurcaston
  7. This village is famed for its slate, which is to be found on the rooftops of much of Charnwood. It has a large area of woodland, among which can be found several old slate quarries, now full of water. - Swithland
  8. Another village which has produced slate, from which the roof of Buckingham Palace is made. It also has a large granite quarry, and a pool. - Groby
  9. This village is home to the oldest pub in the county. - Newton Burgoland
  10. This town in Leicestershire is famed for its pork pies. - Melton Mowbray
  11. This Leicestershire town has a castle, and was also a spar town. It also has a grammar school. - Ashby de la Zouch
  12. This town was home to the Brush Engineering Company. It is at the North End of the Great Central Steam Railway, and is home to a bell foundry. - Loughborough
  13. This Former mining town in NW Leicestershire now has a museum at one of its old mines. It has a large clock tower. - Coalville
  14. This SE Leicestershire town has a famous Grammar School raised on stilts, providing a covered market place underneath. - Market Harborough
  15. This Rutland village is now home to an RAF base. It also gave its name to a hunt. - Cottesmore

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