Launch of the Coleorton "Blue Plaque" scheme

On Saturday afternoon 13th October at Viscount Beaumont's School we formally launched the Coleorton "Blue Plaque" scheme. One of the first sites is Viscount Beaumont's School. It's a lovely building with loads of history so was the obvious choice of venue for the launch event. The head teacher Mrs Leadbeater brought along some of her pupils to tell us about their experiences of the school.

We were also joined by representatives of the District & County Councils, Coleorton Parish Council and our MP. Read more about the launch and what happened >>

The Coleorton Heritage Group

The Coleorton 2000 Committee was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. We developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various associated celebrations and events.

More recently the group has been concerned with researching, recording and making publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. We also support various restoration projects, for example the Bakehouse. So the name was changed to "The Coleorton Heritage Group".

Further information from or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000

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Blue Plaques

We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.

History Walks

The Heritage Group created the Coleorton Heritage Trail and this year conducted two "History Walks" as part of the NW Leicestershire Hello Heritage event.


Coleorton 2019 Calendar available with current and past pictures of local places.