The village of Gilmorton lies in the rolling south Leicestershire countryside, close to the town of Lutterworth. The local landmark, at one time, was the village windmill which has now been converted into a beautiful home.
The name of the village is thought to derive from ''gilden'' meaning golden and ''morton'' meaning a town on the moor and is of Anglo Saxon origin, The village was a farming community at the time of the Domesday Book, however, during the 16th Century the manor was bought by Sir Wolstan Dixie, a former Lord Mayor of London, who bought up large tracts of farming land in Leicestershire and developed the areas, helping to found schools and build houses for the locals who worked for him. The lands passed down through the family and the village was a noted Royalist stronghold during the Civil War. Today the area has a mix of farming, tourism and small businesses.
Gilmorton lies close to the M1 motorway and connects to the wider motorway network with ease. Market Harborough with it's fast rail links to the capital and elsewhere is a short drive away. The town of Lutterworth lies two and a half miles from the village,
The village is served by the doctors practices in nearby Lutterworth where dental parctices are also located.
There are both day nurseries and playgroups in Lutterworth
Gilmorton Chandler Church of England Primary School, Church Lane, Gilmorton for children from 4-11 years
Lutterworth High School for 11-14 years and
Lutterworth College for 14- 19 years. Transport is available from the village.
Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 0LQ, has both infant/junior and senior departments and is an independent school and transport is available from the village.
All of the Ofsted Reports for these schools are available on www.ofsted.gov
Gilmorton is visited, fortnightly, by a well stocked mobile library. There is a Parish Church in Gilmorton, All Saints, Parish Church . The nearest RC Church is in Lutterworth which is Our Lady of the Victories RC Church. The village also has a Post Office and general store alongside two pubs and a well respected restaurant, The Grey Goose.
An open air theatre, not far from the villages, hosts a number of shows each year from opera to light music. The theatre is based at Kilworth House Hotel which boasts two award winning restaurants.
Details of sports activities can be found on the villages own websites