Chapel Street, Barkestone-le-Vale
|Barkestone-le-Vale shown within Leicestershire|
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There are 120 dwellings in Barkestone-le-Vale. The village used to have a small primary school, which was closed in the late 1980s. At the time of its closure it had 11 pupils. The school building has been converted for residential use. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul dates back at least as far as 1639, when mention was made of its bells (now replaced). The church was restored in 1840. There is a large farm house, which lay derelict for many years; this and its surrounding barns are currently being restored, for residential use. The former mill house has also been converted to residential use.
Belvoir Castle is nearby.
A number of footpaths lead to the village, one of them connecting it to Belvoir Castle.
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