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Stone House Main Street Swannington Hough Mill Swannington

National Lottery Funded

The Development of
Coal Mining in Coleorton

Samuel Stewart has done an excellent job in producing this book which has a great deal of heritage information about our local area.

Spanning the Roman conquest to recent times, the book examines local geology, mining techniques and the people behind the development of the coalfield together with a statistics section. The book is on sale at both Coleorton Post Office and Redhall Garage.


Swannington Heritage Trust had a spectacular night of success at the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum's Heritage Awards

Winner
Best collections project under £1,000

For the Return of the Newcomen Haystack Boiler.
Download the pdf file for more information.




Highly Commended
Best collections project over £1,000

For the Stabilisation of the Califat Engine House. Download the pdf file for more information.

 
Califat Engine House

Winner
Attracting new audiences for Schools Heritage
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Quern

Winner
Heritage Group of the Year for overall achievement

 

Welcome to the village of Swannington and Swannington Heritage Trust


Swannington Heritage Trust exists to preserve and enhance our legacy of the past for the benefit and enjoyment of people in the present. We maintain former mining and railway sites a mill and 10 acres of woodland. We make our sites and historical information available to everyone and we are keen to work with village people and organisations for the benefit of all. In February 2012 we completely revamped this website, hopefully we have kept the best of the old while adding new facilities. Apart from more information on how to contact, join and volunteer with the Trust, there are walks to enjoy and information on village events, organisations and businesses. Send us your photos and updates and we will publish them.

Swannington Hough Mill Visit us on Facebook
See our Hough Mill page and upload your photos of your visit. Click Here

Have you seen the work on the engine house?
It's well worth a visit! Click Here

Have a go at our Becca and the Bellpit Crossword
Download a pdf file to print out - Click Here

Have a go at our Becca and the Bellpit Quick Qiuz
Download a pdf file to print out - Click Here

Site updates:
22 October 2014 - Hough Mill Click Here
13 October 2014 - Diary Dates Click Here


Why not visit Hough Mill

If your group would like to visit the mill or have a tour around Gorse field then contact Bill Pemberton at mill@swannington-heritage.co.uk, and you can find details of various walks around Swannington at http://www.swannington-heritage.co.uk/swannington_village_walks.html
Visit Swannington Hough Mill

Quadcopter at the mill

These interesting views of Hough Mill were taken by a camera mounted in a radio controlled quadcopter. Many thanks to Paul from Coleorton.

Quadcopter at Hough Mill

Quadcopter at Hough Mill

Quadcopter at Hough Mill

Quadcopter at Hough Mill

Village Walks

Swannington Heritage Trust is documenting a range of walks to suit all abilities and give ideas to both village residents and visitors. This web page is a new feature for 2012 and by the end of the year there will be at least 12 walks in our catalogue, so keep returning to see what is available. Access the Village Walks via the left hand menu.
walking boots

 

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