Hough Hill is the most southerly part of the former Hinckley to Melbourne Turnpike in Swannington. From Hoo Ash Island it runs down hill towards the centre of the village, ending at the railway line, after which the road becomes Station Hill.
A significant feature of the Houses on the western side of Hough Hill is that many of them were built in pairs and have their names and dates etched in stone above the doorways.
The Trust Research Team has identified the people living in Hough Hill at the time of
- the 1911 census Hough Hill 1911 Census
- and the October 1939 register used for ration books and ID cards Hough Hill 1939 Register
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Towards the bottom of Hough Hill is the Station Inn. The left hand side of the Station Inn, where the roof is a different height, used to be the cooperative shop. Coalville Cooperative Society opened the shop in January 1894. The premises were rented from Levi Lovett who owned the Station Inn, the lease was three shillings a week for five years. In April 1909 the cooperative shop moved to new larger premises next to the school.
The 1911 census shows people intermingling their use of Hough Hill and Station Hill.