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Woodhouse Eaves church and war monument
|Population||1,507 (2001 census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
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. At the 2011 census the population of around 1,300 was included in the civil parish of Woodhouse.
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.
Woodhouse Eaves has St Paul's Primary School and a Village Hall. 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 Pear Tree, the Old Bull's Head, The Wheatsheaf and the Curzon Arms. The Woodhouse restaurant closed in 2015 and the site developed for housing.
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.
- Former Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and England Goalkeeper Peter Shilton lived in Woodhouse Eaves.
- Tennis player Katie Boulter.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1074609)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "Woodhouse Eaves tennis player Katie Boulter in action at Loughborough University". Leicester Mercury. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Sharpe, James (23 January 2014). "Tennis: Loughborough's Katie Boulter reaches Australian Open final". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
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