is a large crossroads village in South Leicestershire
on the A5199 road
city to Northampton
and the A4304 road
from Junction 20 of the M1 motorway
to Market Harborough
John Cooke, Solicitor General and later the prosecutor in the trial of Charles I, was baptised here on 18 September 1608 in the All Saints church.
To the north of the village the Grand Union Canal passes through a tunnel that bears the name of the village. On the southern boundary of the village is a thriving allotment site, immediately adjacent to the village's cemetery. The nearby airfield (at ) is the home of a gliding club, The Soaring Centre.
The nearest railway station is Market Harborough.