Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Books about Coleorton

Memories of Coleorton edition 2"Memories of Coleorton" - Second Edition

Coleorton Heritage Group has published an updated edition of the book "Memories of Coleorton - Reminiscences of the Residents" which was first published in November 2015. Their fabulous book of memories of village residents was so successful it is now in its second edition with additional photographs and interesting memoirs of people and places, keeping the history of our great village alive for us and future generations! Books are available now to purchase for 20 from Coleorton Post Office, Ashby Museum or call Elaine and Rob Oldham 01530 412967, Mike Cox 01530 813743 or email

About Coleorton Heritage Group >>


Local History Books by Samuel T Stewart (Trevor)

A History of Coleorton frontcover200Trevor Stewart has written several books about Coleorton & surrounding areas. The following are still available:

  • A Social & industrial History Study Based Upon Staunton Harold, Lount, Dimminsdale and Heath End Plus The Ragdale & Chartley Castle Estates (445 pages, Price 20)
  • A Social & Industrial History Of Griffydam and Pegg's Green (300 pages, Price 12)
  • The Coleorton Sherwins 1739-1887 (56 pages, Price 8)
  • Coleorton Village history (As Seen Through The Eyes Of The Newspapers) (334 pages, Price 15)
  • Methodism and Social History in Coleorton and the Locality (152 pages, Price 10)
  • Coleorton Pottery 1835-1938 (93 pages, Price 10)
  • Fatalities in the Coal Mines of Coleorton and the Locality" (This is is in A5 format, 68 pages, Price 5)

Some are available for reference at Ashby Museum. Alternatively contact the if you would like the books posted to you. Postage about 3.00 each to addresses in the UK.

More about some of the books by Samuel T Stewart inc content of the books >>

WW1cover175WW1 Book: "Lest we Forget” - In memory of the Fallen in the Great War from North West Leicestershire

The Ashby WW1 book which includes details for the fallen of Coleorton is now available. The book is on sale at a price of 12 each and can be obtained from Ashby Museum, North Street, Ashby or from John MacDonald. The book has a page for each of the fallen within each village and town covered by the book.

Villages & towns covered are:  Appleby Magna & Parva, Ashby de la Zouch, Breedon, Coleorton, Measham, Packington, Ravenstone, Smisby, Snarestone, Staunton Harold and Willesley.


darlingofkingscover200Darling of Kings by Pamela Womack

Historical novel about George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham, published on 31 August 2014. The Duke had strong links with Coleorton, particularly through his mother, Mary Beaumont.

Pamela is currently writing the Duke's biography, and this will be followed by a book about the women in his life.

Flyer about Darling of Kings and how to order (pdf) >>

or order Darling of Kings from Amazon