Heritage

Blaby Hall

Blaby Hall

This picturesque Victorian Manor house situated just next to Bouskell Park in Blaby was built in 1837 and once was the seat of the Lord of Blaby.

Blaby Heritage and Museum Society

Blaby Heritage and Museum Society

The Blaby Heritage and Museum Society is a local history group who host regular talks and hold extensive village records - they're more than happy to share their knowledge with you!

Blaby War Memorial

Blaby War Memorial

This memorial commemorates the residents of Blaby who were killed or missing in World War I - 46 names and World War II - 10 names. Many of these memorials were erected after the First World War. After the Second World War, the names of those who died in that war were also added to the memorial.

War Memorial Blaby Information
Bouskell Park Archaeology

Bouskell Park Archaeology

Bouskell Park is a picturesque park with a rich history possibly spanning thousands of years. Recent archaeological digs in the park unearthed many interesting finds.

Bouskell Park Ice House

Bouskell Park Ice House

Bouskell Park was once the site of a medieval village, the remains of which were cleared to create parkland and gardens for Blaby Hall. Much of the park’s features date back to this period including the Ice House built in 1843 which is a Grade II Listed Building.

Braunstone Heritage Archive Group

Braunstone Heritage Archive Group

The archive and history of Braunstone from prehistory to the present day

Cosby Heritage Society

Cosby Heritage Society

Cosby Heritage Society aims to promote an interest in the heritage, architecture, history, landscape and wildlife of Cosby village, parish and its surrounding areas.

Glenfield Tunnel

Glenfield Tunnel

The Glenfield Tunnel - built in 1829 and the longest railway tunnel in the world when opened in 1832, was one of the world's first underground rail routes used by steam trains to carry coal from North West Leicestershire's pits to the city.

Glenfield Tunnel Website
High Cross Monument

High Cross Monument

The High Cross monument is located in Sharnford and is a Grade II listed building. The monument is believed by some to mark the geographical centre of England.

Iron Age Shield

Iron Age Shield

The 2300 year old shield is the only one of its kind ever found in Europe

University of Leicester Iron Age Shield