Coleorton Social History & Heritage

Coleorton Blue Plaques

Commemorates buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.


Landowners, miners, working families - all helped to make the social and economic history of Coleorton.


The two World Wars and conflicts before and since have taken their toll on Coloerton people.

Mining & employment

Coal has been mined in Coleorton since the middle ages along with brick-making, pottery and spar bauble making.


Coleorton children have been lucky enough to have schools since 1702 - funded by Viscount Beaumont and also Sunday Schools run by churches and chapels.


In October 2019 we held a "Childhood in Coleorton" event which proved popular and many residents brought pictures and stories of growing up in the village.

Houses and cottages

Our "built environment" is changing all the time to meet the way we live.

Inns, Pubs & Beerhouses


Research Resources

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