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1620s House at Donington le Heath
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Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW

Step back in time to explore this early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.

 
 
 
Breedon on the Hill Lock-Up

Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, DE74

This eighteenth century lock-up is single storey and made of local stone. There is also an open pound to the side of the lock-up.

 
 
Calke Abbey House
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Ticknall, Derbyshire, Satnav: DE73 7JF, DE73 7LE

The Harpur family lived at Calke Abbey and were noted for their reclusive eccentricity. You will not find a highly restored interior but a most interesting and informal picture of a grand country house in its latter years.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Smisby Lock-Up

Smisby, Derbyshire, DE12

The Smisby Lock-Up is octagonal in shape, brick built with tiled spire roof and has a heavy studded door.

 
 
Calke Abbey
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Ticknall, Derbyshire, Satnav: DE73 7JF, DE73 7LE

A short walk along a separate path from the front of the house leads you to the church.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Stoneywell
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Ulverscroft, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67

The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts & Crafts

 
 
The National Brewery Centre
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Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1NG

The National Brewery Centre takes visitors through the story of brewing, from ancient times through to the latest methods - using actors, animatronics, holographics and multi-media technology.

 
 
 
Ticknall Lock-Up

Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 1JZ

This red brick and sandstone lock-up is built in an octagonal plan with a doorway to the south with a stone lintel and jambs.

 
 
St Helens Parish Church - Ashby de la Zouch
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South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AA

St. Helen's church can be found where Lower Church Street meets South Street, in a pretty setting with the ruins of the castle in the background.

 
 
 
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South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR

Visitors can climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower.

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  • Rail station: Loughborough (10 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

28 London Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3JA

The new parish church of Christ Church was built between 1836 and 1838, with a west tower, large nave, transepts, chancel and vestry added later in 1936.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

North West District Council, Council Offices , Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ

This is a local heritage group which holds a considerable archive of photographs tracing the history of the industries and community of this unique town.

 
 
 
Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Lady Gate, Diseworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2QF

Read about Diseworth from the Domesday Book to the present day. Trace your ancestors in the local Census pages, from 1841 to 1901. Read articles about local people and places. See pictures of buildings and the local landscape

 
 
Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5GJ

The Grace Dieu Priory was an Augustinian priory near Thringstone in Leicestershire, England. It was founded around 1235-1241 by Roesia de Verdon and dissolved in October in 1538.

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  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 

Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1RU

Holy Trinity at Staunton-Harold has its original 17th century cushions and hangings, panelling and a painted ceiling. It was built between 1653 and 1665 and is one of the few churches to be erected during the Cromwellian era.

 
 
 

1 Trinity Close, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2GQ

Holy Trinity Ashby is a welcoming and vibrant church community. Our hope is that you will feel welcome among us, whether you come to visit, drop in now and again or become a regular. Whichever it is – you are welcome.

 
 
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Main Street, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8HF

Swannington Heritage Trust exists to preserve and enhance our legacy of the past for the benefit and enjoyment of people in the present. Visit this windmill and see its restoration in process.

 
 
 

Palace Community Centre, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67

Ibstock Historical Group covers historical information about Ibstock and the surrounding villages of Ellistown, Nailstone, Odstone, Heather and Swepstone. We have 1200 categorised images, local maps, and can help with local family history.

 
 

Church Square, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EN

Visit this beautiful house of history, the home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr, and explore the picturesque gardens. Melbourne Hall was once the home of Prime Minister William Lamb.

 
 
 
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Oaks-In-Charnwood, Coalville, Leicestershire, N/A

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey is situated in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. An area of particular natural beauty in the very heart of England

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  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Packington, Leicestershire, LE65

Eighteenth century lock-up made of small red bricks and in an octagonal plan. It has a pyramidal octagonal brick roof and a stone finial.

 
 
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Ashby Road, Breedon-on-The-Hill, Leicestershire, DE73 1BA

St Mary & St Hardulph Priory Church is a 12th century church standing prominently on the summit of a 55 metre limestone knoll and can be seen for miles around.

 
 
 
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Top Street, Appleby Magna, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 7AH

The Heritage Centre recreates life in the Sir John Moore School in Victorian times. Discover the village boys’ classroom, Headmaster’s study, dormitory and clock room.

 
 
 

c/o Conkers, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12

The South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group was formed in 1999 by Tim Love, in memory of his grandfather who was a miner. The group meets at Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, every Tuesday morning (10am - 12pm).