About Coleorton Heritage Group

The Coleorton 2000 Committee was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. We developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various associated celebrations and events.

More recently the group has been concerned with researching, recording and making publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. We also support various restoration projects, for example the Bakehouse. So the name was changed to "The Coleorton Heritage Group".

Other projects have included:

In March 2024 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) which enables us to act like a limited company but with the responsibilities of a registered charity. Our registered charity no. is 1207571. You can see our entry, including names of trustees, at the Charity Commission website >>

Our charitable objects are:

To advance the education and understanding of the public of the history and heritage of Coleorton, Leicestershire, by involving members of the community in learning, research and recording of social, industrial and family history of Coleorton and surrounding areas, expanding the group's archive of information and artefacts, and by delivering events and publications; to promote and support the preservation of heritage in Coleorton for the community.

We have Trustees who are responsible for what the charity does and also Members who are able to vote on major issues, attend the Annual General Meeting to hear about the year's achievements and future plans and you will be able to vote for trustees and indeed stand for election. The Group needs the support and participation of members to achieve its aims and objectives. More about membership benefits & how to join >>

Further information from enquiries@coleortonheritage.org.uk or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000


We send out a newsletter every month with news about our activities, events and research topics. If you would like to receive our newsletter please subscribe >>.

Working Group Meetings

Our active members usually meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research.

If you're interested in local history and would like to be involved with our group please contact Sandra - details below - and I'll let you know about the next meeting. These are informal working group meetings.


Become a member of Coleorton Heritage Group and help to preserve and promote the heritage and social fabric of our community.

About membership benefits & how to join >>

Blue Plaques

We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.

Research Resources

We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.


We publish articles in local press inc. Community Voice, St Mary's Church monthly email magazine and on the Coleorton website.