Coleorton Calendar 2024

We have a great new Calendar for 2024!

There are 12 colour photos of local places. Thanks to Fiona Illingsworth for providing some of the photos.

Calendar sales raise a little bit of money to help with our various events, research activities and publications.

Coleorton 2024 Calendars are £7 each - available for collection from Coleorton Heritage Group locally or by post add £2.00. To order contact Sandra on 01530 440000 or email Also available at Heritage Group events, including Sleuthing get-togethers.

More about Coleorton 2024 Calendar >>

"How Coleorton people made their living" September 2023

During the North West Leicestershire "Hello Heritage" fortnight on Saturday 9th September Coleorton Heritage Group held a mini-exhibition / open day at the Beaumont Centre on the topic of "How Coleorton people made their living".

Coleorton Pottery


Coal Mining

County Studios at Outwoods Lane

St John's Chapel

St John's Coleorton

St John’s Chapel, next to the School on Ashby Road, has served the community since it was opened in 1857; however the chapel is now in danger of being lost to the community as it is considered surplus to Church requirements and may be declared redundant. We believe every effort should be made to retain this beautiful and historic chapel as a community building rather than let it lapse into private hands or disrepair. The cemetery will remain open to visitors and new burials.

The Heritage Group is actively engaging with the Diocese regarding options. One possibility is to create a community heritage hub:

  • For people to visit and learn about Coleorton history and heritage and to undertake research and use the Group's archive of material
  • A place to meet for local groups
  • More permanent displays of local history
  • A nearby facility and support for visitors to the surrounding graves

If you feel the same then please sign our petition, copies of which are available at our local pubs: The Angel, The Kings Arms and The George or contact us on the number or email below.

More about St John's Chapel and its history >>

Working Group Meeting

Our active members usually meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research.

If you're interested in local history and would like to be involved with our group please contact Sandra - details below - and I'll let you know about the next meeting. These are informal working group meetings.

In the meantime we'd love to hear your stories and together build our knowledge of Coleorton heritage. Call Sandra on 01530 440000 or email to let us know you're coming.

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".

Other projects have included:

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

We send out a newsletter every month or so with news about our activities and events. If you would like to receive our newsletter please subscribe >>.


Become a member of Coleorton Heritage Group and help to preserve and promote the heritage and social fabric of our community.

About membership benefits & how to join >>

Blue Plaques

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

Research Resources

We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.


We publish articles in local press inc. Community Voice, St Mary's Church monthly email magazine and on the Coleorton website.