Category Archives: Leicestershire

Thornton, Leicestershire – St Peter

The final church was St Peter’s in Thornton – SK 468076.  It has a mention on this website and the church has a website too – interesting how Junction 22 of the M1 is seen as the unifying feature. We parked … Continue reading

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Measham, Leicestershire – St Laurence

We continued south to Measham, just the other side of the A42. St Laurence church is at SK 335122 – website. It is set back off the main road, and as we walked up we were welcomed by a cleric, who … Continue reading

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire – St Helen

On Heritage Open Day we headed south to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. I don’t suppose that is a line I have ever written before, although I have a vague memory of going to the Castle when the kids were little. We drove down … Continue reading

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Wymondham, Leicestershire – St Peter

The minor road brought us into the village of Wymondham, and I drove up to the church of St Peter’s, at SK182186. The church doesn’t seem to have its own website but there is a lovely one here. His photos … Continue reading

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Stapleford, Leicestershire – St Mary Magdalene

The Churches Conservation Trust website describes Stapleford church as “A tasteful church with fabulous family tombs”. It is at SK811182 and stands in Stapleford Park – website – advertised as a Hotel and Sporting Estate. Lots of places you can … Continue reading

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Brentingby and Wyfordby, Leicestershire

We left Melton on the B676 and turned right to Brentingby, where the church is now a house. I didn’t stop and photo it as I didn’t feel I should, but then found out that the tower is owned/managed by … Continue reading

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Wednesday 25 January and we are staying at Norman Cross Premier Inn. That is not very far from Derby. We left about 10.45, drove down the A6 and across to Melton Mowbray. We found a parking place at the north side … Continue reading

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Leicester – Top Hat Terrace and London Road Station

On Friday 23 December I needed a morning out. There is a wonderful website called “Passenger Services over Unusual Lines” which lists all the unusual passenger train workings across Britain (wow, you said). In the new timetable there is a new … Continue reading

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Cadeby, Leicestershire – All Saints

After Shropshire and a weekend in Cheshire, we headed east. En route to Cambridge I wanted to visit Cadeby, a small village between Market Bosworth and Hinckley. When I tell you that this photo comes from a website called The … Continue reading

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Bottesford, Leicestershire – St Mary the Virgin

I was heading south to London by rail, and had time for a diversion (off the East Coast Main Line at Grantham). If I had visited by car, Bottesford is not far off the A1. The church is a lovely … Continue reading

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