SK4160 : The Centre of England

taken 14 years ago, near to Morton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The Centre of England
The Centre of England
Morton: the centre of England!

This sign is by the side of SK4160 : Station Road on the eastern edge of the village.
See also this photograph by Nikki Mahadevan SK4160 : Welcome to Morton.

Of course, Morton is just one of many claimants (including Meriden in the West Midlands) to this title and there is no indication as to the reasoning behind this claim.

The BBC considers the centre to be in a paddock at Lindley Hall Farm: LinkExternal link
The Government Office for the East Midlands thinks Northamptonshire is near it: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Leeds would like to place a claim too: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
So would Higham-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Then there’s this group of five Anglican rural parishes: LinkExternal link
Arbor Low in Derbyshire wants in on the act: LinkExternal link
And also Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - see SP3266 : The Midland Oak, Lillington

And then there is Church Flatts Farm, Coton in the Elms, also in Derbyshire, which would like to be thought of as the furthest place in England from the sea: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007
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Village sign   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 418 602 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.2392N 1:22.5799W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 418 602
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