Place:Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, England


NameWoodhouse Eaves
Alt namesWoodhouse-Eavessource: Family History Library Catalog
Located inLeicestershire, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Woodhouse Eaves is a village located on the side of Beacon Hill, in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire, England. It has a mixture of small and large modern houses, although it is more dense in old houses, making it one of the most expensive villages in the county.

It is a sizeable rural village, having several pubs and a few shops (including a SPAR). The village runs along several main streets, which run from Beacon Hill (a local country park and beauty spot) around the back of Windmill Hill and on towards The Brand and Swithland. The church and a group of houses around The Wheatsheaf are slightly separated from the village centre, in an area near The Brand.

There is an area of Local Authority housing on the main road, near Beacon Hill, and some modern housing, though much of the village is older, including a row of miners' stone cottages on the corner of Maplewell Road.

Nearby are the villages of Quorn, Swithland, and Newtown Linford. Breakback Road leads from the village to Nanpantan and Loughborough.

Woodhouse Eaves has St Paul's Primary School and a Community Centre. The church of St Paul is a granite building with a slate roof, constructed to the designs of William Railton in 1837 and extended by Ewan Christian in 1880.

Woodhouse Eaves has several pubs and restaurants, including the Woodhouse, the Pear Tree, the Old Bull's Head and the Curzon Arms.

In the centre of Woodhouse Eaves surrounded by a large wooded area along Brand Hill lane was the former Bradgate Nursing Home, previously 'The Zachary Merton Convalescence Home to house injured war veterans. The home also contained a mental hospital wing known as Beacon Lodge. The building, which was not a listed building, was demolished in 2014.

Students from Woodhouse Eaves usually attend either Rawlins Community College in Quorn, Loughborough Grammar School or Ratcliffe College.

Former Nottingham Forest Leicester City and England Goalkeeper Peter Shilton lived in Woodhouse Eaves.

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