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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Ashby de la Zouch Museum

North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1HU
Telephone: +44 (0)1530-560090

Coleorton Exhibitions during 2017

John MacDonald, Coleorton Heritage Warden, has set up a display to feature "Coleorton in WW1" with brief details of all of the 26 fallen from Coleorton during the First World War. This will run till the end of 2017. John has also completed cataloguing the Coleorton Parish Council records that were handed over to the museum for safe keeping.

WW1 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 on sale at a price of 12 each and can be obtained from Ashby Museum or email , Coleorton Heritage Warden. The book has a page for each of the fallen within each village and town covered by the book.

A History of Colerton Coleorton Reference Books

Samuel T Stewart’s reference books about Coleorton social and industrial history and families are available at Ashby Museum. More about the books inc contents >>

Coleorton Heritage Group's book "Memories of Coleorton" is also available to view or purchase from Ashby Museum. Details >>

“Coleorton and the Beaumonts” Exhibition

8 March - 5 April 2010

An exhibition of photographs and original documents compiled over many years by the late John Crocker. This new temporary exhibition gave people the opportunity to learn more about the village of Coleorton and its association with the Beaumont family who were “Lords of the Manor” for over five hundred years.

During March a new display board on the history of Coleorton village was unveiled.  The Coleorton Parish Council, who have contributed to the costs of the display board, were present at the opening ceremony on 19th March.  The Coleorton Village Display Board is now a permanent exhibit in the North Street Museum.

Museum Volunteer John Macdonald, who has been working on the collection said “Most of the material, which includes photographs and original documents, has been taken from the vast amount of research bequeathed to the museum by the late John Crocker who, as well as working at Coleorton Hall, was a very well respected local historian. This exhibition will give Museum visitors the opportunity to obtain some insight into the quality of research carried out by John Crocker, which is now available at the museum.”

Coleorton and the Beaumonts at Ashby Museum

Councillor Paul Buswell, Grainne Kelly and Heritage Warden John MacDonald at the unveiling of the Coleorton Village display board which will be a permanent feature at the Museum.

You can find more about the Beaumont family from the links on our Coleorton History page and the Coleorton Hall website has lots of information about the Beaumonts and Coleorton Hall where they lived.


Coleorton History

Heritage Wardens reports

Population of Coleorton

Books about Coleorton

Maps of Coleorton