Harlaxton is both a village and a parish. The parish is about 108 miles north of London and lies about three miles southwest of Grantham on the old Melton Mowbray road (now the A607). The parish itself is bounded on the north by Barrowby and Grantham parishes, to the west by Denton, on the south by Stroxton. The parish covers about 2,700 acres.
The village of Harlaxton is about a half mile south of the Grantham and Nottingham Canal, once a vital part of village commerce. A bridge now crosses the canal to connect Harlaxton to Barrowby. If you are planning a visit:
- It is probably easiest to take the A607 southwest off the A1 Motorway for about two miles.
- Visit Harlaxton Drift (8.36MB of photos) where it runs down to the canal.
- Kate JEWELL has a photograph down Main street on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Harlaxton which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Harlaxton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK884327 (Lat/Lon: 52.884504, -0.687722), Harlaxton which are provided by: