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Melton Heritage Trail

Egerton Lodge

Egerton Lodge


Melton Carnegie Museum


Wilton Road,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 0UJ


Standing at the end of High Street, previously known as Merridine Street, you can see Egerton Lodge across the road, built in 1829 for the Earl of Wilton. The east boundary wall of the Memorial Gardens on Leicester Road has a fifteenth century archway taken from Nottingham Street.

Egerton Lodge was used as a base for hunting and once there were many more lodges in Melton Mowbray. Hugo Meynall of nearby Quorndon Hall popularised hunting in Leicestershire during the eighteenth century and Melton Mowbray became central as it allowed visitors to take part in three hunts: the Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn. Its sport was advertised to '…exceed any in the Universe.'

Trail: Melton Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 1


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Map reference: SK 750191  Lat: 52.76493 Long: -0.88973