Brooksby

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Brooksby
Brooksby Hall - geograph.org.uk - 584614.jpg
Brooksby Hall
Brooksby is located in Leicestershire
Brooksby
Brooksby
Location within Leicestershire
OS grid referenceSK6716
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMELTON MOWBRAY
Postcode districtLE14
Dialling code01664
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°44′N 1°00′W / 52.73°N 01.00°W / 52.73; -01.00Coordinates: 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 grazed. 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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