Leicestershire Work in progress

Leicestershire Vol. IX

Leicestershire vol. VIII

  • Research is now underway in South Leicestershire.
  • Research is complete, and our parish history, written for the VCH by volunteer Carol Cambers, is published here. The village of Leire in south Leicestershire is believed to take its name from Legra, a pre-English name for the stream on which the...
  • An 18th century coaching centre but a latecomer to rail, Lutterworth now sits close to the M1 and M6 motorways.  Significant research has been completed by volunteers, and we are raising funds to complete this and turn it into a...

Leicestershire vol. VII

  • Research on parishes in the Framland area, including Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, will appear here.
  • Research is now complete, and we have been fascinated how two villages which share a parish are not just very different today, but have had contrasting characters since at least the 11th century. The research has now been written up, and will be...
  • VCH volunteer Alan Fox has completed the research for this parish, and written the parish history, which is published online under this link. Kirby Bellars was a thriving parish in medieval times, but enclosure in the early 17th century...
  • Good progress has been made with this parish history. The first chapters are published here, written by VCH volunteer Alan Fox, while work continues on the remainder. Welby is a shrunken medieval village two miles from Melton Mowbray. Substantial...

Leicestershire vol. VI

  • Volunteers are researching parishes in the Soar and Wreake Valley areas and also in north-west Leicestershire .
  • Thanks to our donors, supporters and volunteer researchers, in March 2017 our history of Castle Donington became the first book in the Leicestershire VCH series to be published since 1964.   Best known today for its airport and for the motor-...