Brooksby

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For the hamlet in Canada, see Brooksby, Saskatchewan.
Brooksby
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Brooksby Hall
Brooksby is located in Leicestershire
Brooksby
Brooksby
Brooksby shown within Leicestershire
OS grid reference SK6716
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
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
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LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°44′N 1°00′W / 52.73°N 01.00°W / 52.73; -01.00

Brooksby is a deserted village in Leicestershire, England. It was the ancestral home of the Villiers family. Brooksby and surrounding villages were served by Brooksby railway station.The population is included in the civil parish of Hoby with Rotherby.

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 September 2014

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