Houghton on the Hill /ˈhoʊtən/ is a village lying six miles to the east of Leicester in the East Midlands in England.
An entry for Houghton on the Hill is recorded in the Domesday Book.
In Dec 2007, the village made national news headlines, and was dubbed "the village of the scammed" when a large number of fraudulent credit card charges in the Far East were linked to the JET filling station.
In Aug 2008, Sri-Lankan born cashier, Abdul Samad Mohamed Raik, was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting to the charge of obtaining property by deception. A total of £175,000 was stolen in the scam, which affected almost every house in the village.
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... / 52.2310°N 0.8225°W / 52.2310 -0.8225 Little Houghton Little Houghton Population 367 (2001 census) 382 (2010 est) ... of places UK England Northamptonshire Little Houghton is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, located about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Northampton ... To the north at Clifford Hill by the river Nene is the surviving motte of Little Houghton Castle ...
... His father-in-law A D Houghton was architect and engineer for J D Rockefeller ... Houghton's house sat on over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land at the tip of Soquel Pt ... The Roadhouse and the Houghton house have many visual similarities ...
... railway that ran through Ingarsby, approximately two miles north of Houghton ... Its station was named Ingarsby for Houghton on the Hill owing to its use by commuters from the larger village ...
... The Houghtons are heirs to the Corning glass fortune ... Houghton 1863–1941, U.S ... Amory Houghton (1899–1981), U.S ...
0°39′14″W / 53.841714°N 0.653875°W / 53.841714 -0.653875 Houghton Houghton OS grid reference SE886392 Civil parish Sancton Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire ...
Famous quotes containing the words hill and/or houghton:
“headland beyond stormy headland plunging like dolphins through the
Into pale sea, look west at the hill of water: it is half the
planet: this dome, this half-globe, this bulging
Eyeball of water,”
—Robinson Jeffers (18871962)
“It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because were all so bummed out.”
—Elizabeth Wurtzel, U.S. author. Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, p. 298, Houghton Mifflin (1994)