George Hussey Packe
George Hussey Packe was a United Kingdom Member of Parliament, an army officer present at the Battle of Waterloo, was instrumental in establishing the Great Northern Railway. George Hussey Packe was a scion of the family of Sir Christopher Packe, a 17th-century Lord Mayor of London, he was born at Hanthorpe House and Hanthorpe, Lincolnshire in 1796, the second son to Charles James Packe, of Prestwold Hall and his first wife Penelope, of Blythe Hall, Warwickshire. He married in 1824 Maryanne-Lidia, daughter of John Heathcote – of Connington Castle, MP for Ripon – and Mary Anne, they had two children: Hussey Packe. Packe inherited its estates. Caythorpe Hall at Caythorpe, Lincolnshire was a further residence, built for him in 1823, a rebuild of a previous hall, the residence of Sir Giles Hussey. With Caythorpe Hall came 4,000 acres of estate. Packe was Lord of the Manor of Caythorpe, with the parish rectory under his patronage, he built and supported the village school connected to St Vincent's Church, for the church provided a peal of eight bells and a clock.
By 1836 he had become a Justice of the Peace for Leicestershire, Kesteven in Lincolnshire, Huntingdonshire. He was chairman of the Kesteven Quarter Sessions, a Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, and, in 1843, High sheriff of Lincolnshire. In 1871 Packe gave evidence to a House of Lords committee in support of a petition by Clementina Elizabeth, Dowager Lady Aveland of Grimsthorpe Castle; the petition, presented upon the death of her brother, Albyric Drummond-Willoughby, sought to attach the descendency of the Heathcote Baronetcy to her in preference to her sister. Packe stated his close personal knowledge of the Willoughby de Eresby family, that Albyric Drummond-Willoughby died without heir, corroborated details of the Dowager Lady Aveland's siblings. George Hussey Packe died 2 July 1874, aged 78, at 41 Charles Street, Berkeley Square and was buried at Prestwold, where a monument to him lies within St Andrew's Church. After his death the Prestwold and Caythorpe Hall estates were inherited by Hussey Packe.
Hussey Packe married in 1872 Lady Alice Wodehouse, daughter of the 3rd Baron Wodehouse KG, PC. George Hussey Packe entered the army in 1813, fought as a cornet in the 13th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was wounded. Packe had embarked for the Waterloo campaign in May 1815, landing at Ostend, from where he began a series of'Waterloo letters' to his father, he continued writing about his experiences until January 1816. His uncle, Major Robert Christopher Packe, the half brother of his father, ADC to the King, was killed in the battle. George Hussey Packe became a captain in the 21st Light Dragoons on 27 June 1816 – the same year he was put on reserve and placed on half-pay, he was promoted from captain to major in the 43rd Regiment of Foot in 1837, to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1851. He retired from the army in 1861 on half-pay. In 1830 George Hussey Packe's father, Charles James Packe, had become a director of the Leicester and Swannington Railway, opened 1832. George Hussey himself became part of a Lincolnshire group of landowners, including Lord Worsley, who presented to Parliament an 1844 scheme for a railway between Cambridge and York, as part of a number of companies' proposals vying for London to York railway links.
Packe's group's proposition was opposed by four competing companies, including the Eastern Counties Railway, they responded by surveying a route from their proposed line at Cambridge, through Peterborough, to London. Competing London to York schemes included those by Direct Northern and Great Northern railway committees. In the year Packe, other Cambridge and York group members, joined the GNR proposal as part of a new London and York railway committee, with Packe becoming one of its directors; the committee considered two routes: one through the fens. Some proposers of the previous Cambridge and York fen route scheme resigned from the London and York committee, but Packe stayed. Further opposition from Lincoln and Boston quarters prompted the London and York committee to develop a scheme for an East Lincolnshire Railway between Boston and Grimsby, under a joint proposal with the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway, an act for, obtained in 1847 – Packe with fellow London and York committee members, including Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt, became directors of the scheme.
Packe was a director and the deputy chairman of the GNR between 1847 and 1864, after which he became chairman until his death in 1874 – he was a director of other GNR companies, by 1849 was ELR chairman. In 1857 Pack was named as a defendant, with other GNR directors, in an action taken by preference stock holders of the GNR to receive dividends from company profits; the plaintiff's case was proved, an appeal against the ruling was dismissed. The Honington to Lincoln branch of the GNR Grantham to Skegness line ran through George Hussey Packe's land at Caythorpe, where, by the early 1880s, companies were working opencast mines for ironstone, the first being the West Yorkshire Iron and Coal Company in the late 1870s; such mining on Packe's land was the first in south-west Lincolnshire. George Hussey Packe was MP for South Lincolnshire from 1859 to 1868, he was one of three candidates proposed for the 1847 general election to the UK Parliament for the Newark constituency, alongside John Stuart and John Manners-Sutton.
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Sileby is a former industrial village and civil parish in the Soar Valley in Leicestershire, between Leicester and Loughborough. Nearby villages include Barrow upon Soar, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake and Cossington; the population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 7,835. The origins of the village date back to around 840 AD when the area was settled by the Danes - Leicestershire forming part of the Danelaw along with other counties in the vicinity; the name Sileby may in fact come from the Danish name'Sighulf'. The village lies at the bottom of an ancient valley created by the nearby River Soar, meaning that surrounding farmland is prone to flooding during persistent or heavy rain. Traditionally, Sileby was split into two wards, separated by the brook that flows through the middle of the village; these are St Gregory's to the south. However, due to Boundary Commission changes, a third ward of ‘Barrow West’ was added albeit as an arbitrary boundary for electoral purposes; this division was resented at the time owing to local rivalries and the idea of a portion of the village being annexed was not popular.
In practice however this division is ignored. The idea of the two traditional wards is becoming somewhat lost as the village grows and new people move in unaware of the significance of the historical division. One of Sileby's most distinguishing features is the Anglican church of St. Mary founded around 1152, it is a Grade II* listed building, only 4% of listed buildings in the country are Grade II* status, which means it is of significant interest. The Gothic tower now houses a fine ring of 10 bells, which attract ringers from wide; the church has an active congregation and hosts Ladies Fellowship on Tuesday afternoons and squeels for tots on a Thursday morning. There is an active youth ministry and children's work led by Leonie Poole the Children and Families Worker; the church is open from 2pm on a Wednesday for coffee. The Rector is the Revd Duncan Beet; the service on a Sunday is at 11.00am and there are both children and youth groups in the state of the art St Mary's Centre. There is a Crèche in the main church building.
In more recent history Sileby was much an industrial place. Like most towns/villages in the local area it had several hosiery and shoe factories until as as the 1980s, as well as a wallpaper manufacturer and several engineering companies. Nearly all of these have now disappeared and most of the factory premises have long since been demolished and replaced by new housing estates making it a modern commuter town for people who work throughout the East Midlands and beyond with easy access to London and the North; the village has a railway station on the Ivanhoe Line, trains run hourly to Leicester, Loughborough and Lincoln. There are two bus links to various neighbouring villages, as well as to Leicester; this network includes links to the "Skylink" to East Midlands Airport, about 15 miles away. The village has excellent links to major road transport networks via the nearby A6 and A46 linking directly to the M1 which lies to the west; the A46 will take you to Lincoln in the north and provides a link to the east coast of England.
The local area is prone to flooding from the River Soar and its tributaries, meaning that access and egress can be limited in persistently wet weather with some local roads becoming impassable for days or weeks at a time during autumn/winter/spring. The proximity to the River Soar means that Sileby has an active marina where some residents live on narrowboats and others store their pleasurecraft at the permanent moorings available. Boats can be hired as well as minor repair work undertaken and boat supplies purchased at the small chandlery. Current facilities/amenities in the village include: Two doctors surgeries Two pharmacies One Opticians Two primary schools Several places of worship for the various Christian denominations Several pre-school/nursery establishments Two smaller-size supermarkets One dentist Numerous takeaway food establishments Various shops, "beauty salons" and cafes Two vehicle maintenance garages offering MOT tests/servicing etc. One private members-only gym Several sports pitches/facilities and community park areasNotably there are no Police/Fire/Ambulance stations or hospitals in or around Sileby.
The nearest Police station is at Loughborough. The nearest Fire station is at Birstall. Ambulances and paramedic vehicles patrol the local area but the nearest Accident & Emergency facilities are at Leicester Royal Infirmary. For less serious/urgent incidents treatment can be obtained at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre. Other absent facilities include swimming pool or refuse/recycling facility. Pubs include The Horse & Trumpet, The Free Trade Inn, The White Swan; these pubs cater for all tastes. The Horse and Trumpet, located at the top of Mountsorrel Lane opposite St Mary's Church is a popular village drinking house offering frequent entertainment and open fires with a large well-appointed function room, free to hire. Further towards the middle of the village on Swan Street is The White Swan, which offers excellent food in a restaurant style setting; the Free Trade Inn stands at the junction of Manor Drive. This is one of the ol
In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation, the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; the unit rolled out across England in the 1860s. A civil parish can range in size from a large town with a population of about 75,000 to a single village with fewer than a hundred inhabitants. Eight parishes have city status. A civil parish may be known as and confirmed as a town, neighbourhood or community by resolution of its parish council, a right reserved not conferred on other units of English local government. 35% of the English population live in a civil parish. As of 31 December 2015 there were 10,449 parishes in England; the most populous is Weston super Mare and those with cathedral city status are Chichester, Hereford, Ripon, Salisbury and Wells.
On 1 April 2014, Queen's Park became the first civil parish in Greater London. Before 2008 their creation was not permitted within a London borough. Wales was divided into civil parishes until 1974, when they were replaced by communities, which are similar to English parishes in the way they operate. Civil parishes in Scotland were abolished for local government purposes by the Local Government Act 1929, the Scottish equivalent of English civil parishes are community council areas, which were established by the Local Government Act 1973; the Parish system in Europe was established between the 8th and 12th centuries and in England was old by the time of the Conquest. These areas were based on the territory of one or more manors, areas which in some cases derived their bounds from Roman or Iron Age estates. Parish boundaries were conservative, changing little, after 1180'froze' so that boundaries could no longer be changed at all, despite changes to manorial landholdings - though there were some examples of sub-division.
The consistency of these boundaries, up until the 19th century is useful to historians, is of cultural significance in terms of shaping local identities, a factor reinforced by the adoption of parish boundaries unchanged, by successor local government units. There was huge variation in size between parishes, for instance Writtle in Essex was 13,568 acres while neighbouring Shellow Bowells was just 469 acres, Chignall Smealy 476 acres; until the break with Rome, parishes managed ecclesiastical matters, while the manor was the principal unit of local administration and justice. The church replaced the manor court as the rural administrative centre, levied a local tax on produce known as a tithe. In the medieval period, responsibilities such as relief of the poor passed from the Lord of the Manor to the parish's rector, who in practice would delegate tasks among his vestry or the monasteries. After the dissolution of the monasteries, the power to levy a rate to fund relief of the poor was conferred on the parish authorities by the Act for the Relief of the Poor 1601.
Both before and after this optional social change, local charities are well-documented. The parish authorities were consisted of all the ratepayers of the parish; as the number of ratepayers of some parishes grew, it became difficult to convene meetings as an open vestry. In some built up, areas the select vestry took over responsibility from the entire body of ratepayers; this innovation allowed governance by a self-perpetuating elite. The administration of the parish system relied on the monopoly of the established English Church, which for a few years after Henry VIII alternated between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England, before settling on the latter on the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558. By the 18th century, religious membership was becoming more fractured in some places, due for instance to the progress of Methodism; the legitimacy of the parish vestry came into question and the perceived inefficiency and corruption inherent in the system became a source for concern in some places.
For this reason, during the early 19th century the parish progressively lost its powers to ad hoc boards and other organisations, for example the loss of responsibility for poor relief through the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. Sanitary districts covered England in Ireland three years later; the replacement boards were each entitled to levy their own rate in the parish. The church rate ceased to be levied in many parishes and became voluntary from 1868; the ancient parishes diverged into two distinct, nearly overlapping, systems of parishes during the 19th century. The Poor Law Amendment Act 1866 declared all areas that levied a separate rate: C of E ecclesiastical parishes, extra-parochial areas and their analogue, chapelries, to be "civil parishes". To have collected rates this means these beforehand had their own vestries, boards or equivalent bodies; the Church of England parishes, which cover more than 99% of England, became termed "ecclesiastical parishes" and the boundaries of these soon diverged from those of the Ancient Parishes in order to reflect modern circumstances.
After 1921 each ecclesiastical parish has been the responsibility of the parochial church councils. In the late 19th century, most of the ancient irregularities inheri
Barrow upon Soar
Barrow upon Soar is a large village in northern Leicestershire, in the Soar Valley between Leicester and Loughborough. It is part of the Charnwood local government district; the population as measured at the 2011 census was 5,856. It lies on the east bank of the River Soar at its confluence with the Fishpool Brook, is just opposite the A6 from Quorn; the village is on the Midland Main Line, Ivanhoe Line trains stop at the Barrow-upon-Soar railway station. The Mountsorrel Railway, carrying granite from the Mountsorrel quarries, used to run here; the village is famous for a plesiosaur excavated there in 1851, of the species Atychodracon megacephalus, nicknamed the "Barrow Kipper". The plesiosaur was found in a lime pit outside the village, a roundabout with a sign representing its skeleton lies at the centre of the village; the skeleton is on display at the New Walk Museum in Leicester, with a full-size replica on display at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough. The village's football club has the skeleton on its badge.
Barrow was the birthplace in 1915 of the Second World War fighter ace Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson. The editor of Current Biology, Geoffrey North hails from Barrow. Peter Preston, editor of The Guardian from 1975 to 1995, was born there. Barrow Upon Soar is twinned with Charente-Maritime in France. Community website Barrow Voice Barrow Heritage Barrow Signpost Barrow in the Domesday Book
Borough of Charnwood
The Borough of Charnwood is a local government district with borough status in the north of Leicestershire, which has a population of 166,100 as of the 2011 census. It borders Melton to the east, Harborough to the south east and Blaby to the south and Bosworth to the south west, North West Leicestershire to the west and Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire to the north, it is named after an area which the borough contains much of. The administrative centre of the borough is located in Loughborough, the district's largest town and its main commercial centre; the town is the location of Loughborough University. Other notable settlements include Shepshed, Syston and Thurmaston; the district of Charnwood was formed on 1 April 1974 as a merger of the municipal borough of Loughborough, the Shepshed urban district and the Barrow upon Soar Rural District. It was granted borough status on 15 May 1974; the symbol of Charnwood Borough Council is the fox linked with Leicestershire, this is the symbol used by Leicestershire County Council.
Charnwood contains Quorn, believed to be the birthplace of fox-hunting. To the south it borders the City of Leicester, about 20 km away from Loughborough. There is a moderately urbanised A6 corridor between the two population centres and close to the River Soar, including Quorn, Barrow-on-Soar, Birstall, Thurmaston, Syston and East Goscote. To the south of the borough Birstall, Queniborough and Syston, form part of the Leicester Urban Area, while Quorn and Shepshed, amongst others, might be considerered to be part of a Loughborough urban agglomeration; the highest point is Beacon Hill to the north of the Charnwood Forest'area of natural beauty' extending WN-west into the National Forest There are two Parliamentary constituencies covering the district. Charnwood is represented by the Conservative Edward Argar MP. Loughborough is represented by the Conservative Party's Nicky Morgan. Charnwood is the largest borough by population in Leicestershire, has the largest school population as well. Anstey Barkby, Barkby Thorpe, Barrow upon Soar, Birstall, Burton on the Wolds Cossington, Cotes East Goscote Hathern, Hoton Mountsorrel Newtown Linford Prestwold Queniborough, Quorn Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Rothley Seagrave, Sileby, South Croxton, Syston Thrussington and Cropston, Thurmaston Ulverscroft Walton on the Wolds, Woodhouse, Wymeswold Charnwood Borough Council YouTube channel
Shepshed known until 1888 as Sheepshed, is a town in Leicestershire, England with a population of around 14,000 people, measured at 13,505 at the 2011 census. It sits within the borough of Charnwood local authority, where Shepshed is the second biggest settlement after the town of Loughborough; the town is twinned with the Parisian suburb of Domont. The town grew as a centre for the wool trade. However, since the construction of the M1 motorway nearby, it has become a dormitory town for Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham, it was a village until and claimed to be Britain's largest, claimed to have the highest number of pubs per head of population in the country. As of 2017, however, it is home to only seven public houses. There has been much controversy about the origin of the name of the town; the earliest form is Scepeshefde Regis as mentioned in the Domesday Book, which means " hill where sheep graze", but since there have been many changes until the present form, was adopted in 1888. The addition of the suffix ` Regis' signifies.
Little information about the settlement on the site of Shepshed appears before the Domesday Book but the name is Anglo-Saxon: local history books claim that Shepshed has two of the oldest roads in the country, Ring Fence and Sullington Road, the latter being an ancient British track named after the goddess Solina. Anglo-Saxon Shepshed cannot have been much more than a hamlet in a large district of forest. However, succeeding centuries provide an abundance of historical material; the prosperity of medieval Shepshed was based on the wool industry and "Well Yard" on Forest Street may well be a corruption of "Wool Yard", where Bradford wool merchants congregated to buy from local inhabitants. In addition, there is considerable evidence to suggest that a weekly market was held, at least until the 14th century; the 11th century Parish church of St Botolph and its land the Oakley Wood was given to Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror, after the Norman conquest in 1066. The ownership of the estate reverted to the Crown a number of times including in 1534.
A wood carving exists in the church depicting a visit of Queen Elizabeth I though it is at present unclear if the Queen came to Shepshed itself, but if she did, it would have been the farthest north that she travelled in the country. The older part of the town is still centred on the church; the church's original patronage came from Leicester Abbey. Between 1699 and 1856, the patrons were the Phillips family of Garendon Hall; this family has been Lords of the Manor since its purchase by Sir Ambrose Phillips in 1683. Garendon Hall was built on the site of Garendon Abbey, a prominent Cistercian house, founded in 1133 by Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester and survived until its dissolution by Henry VIII in 1536. Garendon Abbey, whose economy was based on sheep farming, was one of the most important possessor of granges in Leicestershire; the 18th century saw the enclosure of the common lands around Shepshed. There had been enclosures in the 15th and 16th centuries, but towards the end of the 18th century the last remaining common land 2,000 acres, was enclosed and divided among the principal commoners of the village.
Much destruction was caused in the town when in 1753, 85 bays of buildings were destroyed by fire which had happened at what is now known as Hallcroft named after the school, burnt down in the fire. There were many changes during the 19th century. Shepshed was linked by canal to Loughborough, to the coalmines of West Leicestershire when the Charnwood Forest Canal was opened in 1798, but success was only short lived. By 1804 the canal had proved an uneconomic venture and was abandoned, though modern roads and footpaths still follow the course it took through Shepshed; the Charnwood Forest Railway was opened in 1883, but regular passenger services ceased in 1931. However, the goods service did not close until 1963. Shepshed railway station no longer stands though part of the old line forms a bridleway between the town and Thringstone including the now redundant viaduct at Grace Dieu. Shepshed had a riot on election day in 1868, two hundred policemen were brought into the village the next day and 33 arrests were made.
Upon release they were feted as heroes. On 31 December 1915 a German Zeppelin was seen over Shepshed. Hind Leys Community College educates pupils from 14 to 19, in the town, includes pupils not only from Shepshed, but from local towns and villages such as Loughborough, Belton, Castle Donington, Long Whatton and Tonge. Pupils aged from 10 to 14 attend the rebuilt Shepshed High School. There are four primary schools in the town, three of these feed into Shepshed High School; the final primary school, St Winefride's, caters for Roman Catholic pupils until the age of 11, after which most of them transfer to De Lisle College 11–19 school in Loughborough. Shepshed is located adjacent to junction 23 of the M1 motorway; the closest railway station is Loughborough railway station. East Midlands Airport is less than 5 miles away; the town is represented in the Midland Football League by Shepshed Dynamo F. C. who play at the Dovecote Stadium on Butthole Lane. Ingles FC have two football te
Beeby is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, with a population of 115 according to the 2011 census. It is situated north-east of Leicester, nearer to the villages of Keyham and Hungarton in the neighbouring district of Harborough and lies along the Barkby Brook; this small rural hamlet can be succinctly described as "a series of scattered houses that remain of the shrunken medieval village". The parish includes the hamlet of Little Beeby, which consists of several houses within the settlement and is located 200m south east of the All Saints Church; the villages name is of Anglo-Saxon origin. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was recorded as "Bebi" and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "beo", meaning bee, plus the Old Norse "byr", a settlement or village. In the 1870s John Marius Wilson described Beeby in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales as: "a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. Post Town, under Leicester. Acres, 1,020.
Real property, £2,620. Pop. 119. Houses, 26; the property is divided among a few. Beeby House is a chief residence; the living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £282.* Patron, Earl Shaftesbury. The church is good."The Parish registers of Beeby commence in 1540, one of the oldest in the county. There was no mention, however, of the name Beeby in the register, as at this time you would only adopt the name'Beeby' if you were a property or land owner. Many of the buildings in the village date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century designed with Georgian and Victorian periods of architecture indicated by its structure materials. There is no known ancient architectural potential in Beeby, within the fields surrounding the conservation area there is underlying archaeological interest where there is evidence of a larger medieval settlement. According to a census report in 1801 there were 25 houses in Beeby, which has risen by only 3 in the following 200 years. At present, many of the 28 buildings in Beeby are grade listed and sell between the prices of £150,000 for small cottages up to £700,000 for the Georgian and Victorian country houses.
The village of Beeby is referenced in Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction as the home of the Flowers family. The population of Beeby has always been small and has changed little since the Domesday survey in 1098. According to a population census in 1801 it was home to 124 people which rose to 139 in 1851; this number fell to 95 in 1991. Population records date back to the 14th century to show there were 96 inhabitants at the time of the Poll Tax in 1377 and a population of 86 at the time of the Ecclesiastical census in 1676. At present Beeby has a population of 115 16 of; the Domesday book census taken in 1086 indicates that there were 21 villains, 5 Sokemen and 2 servants. The first census in 1801 divided people into those involved in agriculture and those in trade and manufacturing, it was only in the 1841 census. According to occupation data reports published in 1881, of Beeby's 108 inhabitants, the majority of males worked in agriculture and females in domestic service; the children of this parish would have attended school in Barkby's Public Elementary School, about 2 miles to the west of Beeby and still do in the present day.
Many of Beeby's residents at present work in agriculture and retail, commuting to Leicester for work. The nearest train stations to Beeby are Leicester. Nearby food sources include Picks Organic Farmer & Grower Farm Shop and Hollis Butchers, with the large supermarket chains located in Leicester; the physical and historical development of the hamlet has been influenced by the local topography and its relative isolation. Beeby is situated within an established agricultural landscape in pastoral use; until 1904 the east-west route was the only route through the hamlet, referred to as the Main Road or Barkby Road, connecting the village to Barkby and South Croxton. The other roads that now run through Beeby are Hungarton Road, situated to the east and Scraptoft Road, to the south giving the village a more direct link to the outskirts of Leicester; this isolation has mitigated the villages growth over time. This as well as several clusters of cottages and Brewery cottages mixed with informal and open grouping of farmhouses and their associating buildings are features which give this isolated village its character and appeal.
The Conservation Area was designated in September 1975 and it covers an area of around 6.4 ha of sloping land either side of a small tributary stream to the Barkby Brook. This extends along the Main Street and to Barkby Road and relates to the physical extent of the settlement as it was at the end of the nineteenth century; the conservation area is protected by the Regional Spatial Strategy for the East Midlands which advises local authorities to develop strategies that avoid damage to the region's cultural assets. All Saints Church: The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints and seats 100 people, it stands alone looking over parkland within the village. It was built with orange ironstone in the fourteenth century with the interior featuring a thirteenth century font and decorated with carvings that date throughout the churches history; the tower was added to the building in the fifteenth century. The