welcome to coleorton parish
Coleorton is a small but thriving village and civil parish in North West Leicestershire. The market town of Ashby de la Zouch lies approximately two miles to the west. Coleorton comprises a number of small “pockets” of settlements so appears to spread over a large area despite having a population of only around 1,200.
It is very likely that the parish is defined by land owned by the Beaumont family. In the mid-19th century more than 90% of the parish was owned by the Beaumonts, and their family seat, Beaumont Hall, is still a dominant feature on the skyline although it is now private residences. Coleorton enjoys easy access to major road networks and local towns but retains all the benefits of a rural environment.
A Brief History of Coleorton
Walking through the lovely village of Coleorton it’s not immediately apparent that much of the village’s history is deeply rooted in mining, although it’s name may give you a clue. Coleorton and its surroundings have been at the heart of coal mining from as early as Tudor times. Read more…
A world of nature on our doorsteps
Legend has it that there are more footpaths in the parish of Coleorton than any other parish in the country. Whether or not that’s true, the parish does have some amazing footpaths to explore, as well as some great woodland and countryside to visit. Read more…
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