Brooksby

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For the hamlet in Canada, see Brooksby, Saskatchewan.
Brooksby
Brooksby Hall - geograph.org.uk - 584614.jpg
Brooksby Hall
Brooksby is located in Leicestershire
Brooksby
Brooksby
 Brooksby shown within Leicestershire
OS grid reference SK6716
Civil parish Hoby with Rotherby
District Melton
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MELTON MOWBRAY
Postcode district LE14
Dialling code 01664
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire

Coordinates: 52°44′N 1°00′W / 52.73°N 01.00°W / 52.73; -01.00

Brooksby is a disused village in Leicestershire, England. It and surrounding villages was served by Brooksby railway station.

Brooksby Hall is a 16th-century manor house and its church are all that remains of a village that was cleared to enable sheep to be graxed. The church was once the living for Henry Gregg who was married to the writer Mary Kirby.[1] Today the hall has conference and banqueting facilities. Brooksby Melton College offers apprenticeships and further education training courses in animal care, countryside, equine, fisheries, and land based service engineering.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ann B. Shteir, ‘Kirby , Mary (1817–1893)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 15 Sept 2014

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