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Lutterworth is a town in Leicestershire England with a population of around 10,000. The town is located in southern Leicestershire, roughly 7 miles (11 km) north of Rugby, and roughly 20 miles (30 km) south of Leicester.

The 14th century religious reformer Canon John Wycliffe (1320-1384), was Rector in Lutterworth's Parish Church of St. Mary, and it was here that he translated the Bible from Latin to English.

Lutterworth's other main claim to fame, is that Frank Whittle (1907-1996) the father of the modern Jet engine, developed some of the world's first jet engines in Lutterworth, and in neighbouring town Rugby, during the late 1930s.

Features of note in the town, include several preserved half-timbered houses, and an 18th century bridge which spans the River Swift in a series of three arches. Nearby to Lutterworth is Stanford Hall.

Lutterworth is next to the M1 motorway, and is also near the A427 and A5 road's. The town used to be served by the now defunct Great Central Railway which closed in the 1960s, thus depriving the town of rail links, the nearest rail station is currently at Rugby. Just to the west of the town is a large industrial estate called "Magna Park", which is the main employer in the town.

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