Hugglescote is a village in North West Leicestershire, on the outskirts of Coalville and of the National Forest.
The turnpike road between Leicester and Ashby-de-la-Zouch ran through Hugglescote and the neighbouring hamlets of Donington-le-Heath and Snibston, as Coalville did not exist as a town until George Stephenson’s time in the mid 19th century.
There was at one time a railway station at Hugglescote, on the line between Coalville and Nuneaton.
The extraordinary parish church of St. John the Baptist was built in the 1870s, and replaced an earlier chapel.
Hugglescote has one of the most delightful streets in the county, with several cottages of considerable character.