Newbold Coleorton

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Newbold otherwise Newbold Coleorton is a large hamlet in the parish of Worthington, Leicestershire, England. It is situated in the North West Leicestershire district, approximately midway between the towns of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Whitwick, just to the north of the B5324 route.

Nearby villages include Worthington, Coleorton, Osgathorpe, Thringstone and Swannington.

In the nineteenth century it was also sometimes referred to as Newbold Saucey or Newbold Juxta Worthington. An account of 1863 records that Newbold comprised approximately 500 acres (2.0 km2) in the ownership of Earl Ferrers and Sir G H Beaumont Bart; also that it had a colliery.[1] The colliery was closed in the 1980s and has since been transformed into a nature reserve with large ponds and rich forest.

Newbold today has a small village school (Newbold Church of England Primary School), a pub (the Cross Keys), and a nature reserve (New Lount Nature Reserve).

References

  1. ^ White, William - History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland, 1863.

External links

  • Newbold Church of England Primary School Website
  • http://www.crosskeysnewbold.co.uk/index
  • http://www.leicscountryparks.org.uk/lount-nature-reserve/

Coordinates: 52°46′01″N 1°24′25″W / 52.767°N 1.407°W / 52.767; -1.407


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