Ibstock

VCH Volume: 
Leicestershire Paperback Histories in Progress
Ibstock's Jubilee Clock

This large village/town in NW Leics is on the eastern edge of the Leicestershire coalfield. The first coal mine was sunk in 1825, which also yielded large quantities of fire-clay and clay suitable for high-quality bricks. The population grew rapidly as the colliery expanded, and a second colliery (Ellistown) opened within the parish in 1873. Both collieries have now closed, but clay extraction continues, and Ibstock is now home to one of the UK's largest brick producers. 

As research progresses, we are placing transcripts of some documents online, within the Explore section of this website, so you can see some of the raw material that we will analyse to produce our history. Our first transcripts are of probate inventories, which list the moveable possessions of Ibstock residents who died between 1559 and 1711. 

Leicestershire VCH Trust is very grateful to David Wilson Esq DL for funding the research and publication of this book.

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