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Welcome to the Kibworth Village Online Museum. Here you will find a range of artefacts about Kibworth and its people from pre-history down to contemporary times.

 

Thursday, 12 March 2020 09:46

Alonso Joseph Freeland (Kibworth Chemist)

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Alonso Joseph Freeland  (1856-1925) (Pharmacist, Dentist, Musician, Photographer, Poet) (Alonso Freeland) Alonso Joseph Freeland was born in the village ofAngmering in West Sussex on 25thFebruary 1856. He was the youngest of five children born to Henry and AnnFreeland.Onleaving school in Angmeringhe worked for his father in the family grocer’s shop wherehe was described as a chemist/dentist. Alonso married Mary Mason Holyland on 3rdDecember 1884, and Alonso and his wife moved to Kibworth soon after their marriage. Their move to Kibworthmay have been due to the availability of a chemist shop in Station Street which had previously been owned by William…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Saturday, 08 February 2020 09:38

John Philipps (1801-1867)

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John Philipps (1801-1867)
John Phillips*, landowner, grazier, antiquarian who lived for many years in in the Manor House (Manor Farm House) 39 Main Street, KibworthHarcourt, was born in 1801 at the farm Esgerfa in Abernant parish,Carmarthenshire. John was the son of Jonathan Philipps (1765 Conwil Elvet -1849) and Catherine Howell (1770- 1849 of Rhydd y garreg ddu, Talog. Carmarthenshire.) John Philipps was also the nephew of John Howell - surgeon in the East India Company, whose memorial is adjacent to his in St Lucia’s Church, Abernant. Jonathan and Catherine Philipps had married on 1st June 1790 in St Lucia’s, Abernant. From a family…

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  • Acknowledgement nformation extracted from Family Letters which were deposited at both the National Library Wales and Pembrokeshire Archives at Haverford West. The Leicester Journal
Thursday, 02 January 2020 09:48

The Gartree Hundred and the Gartree Oak

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The Gartree Hundred and the Gartree Oak
The villages of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby sit in the Hundred of Gartree. A Hundred was a unit of English local government and taxation, sitting between a village and a shire, which survived into the 19th century.  The Leicestershire Hundreds The Hundred of Gartree extended south-east of Leicester as far as the borders of Northamptonshire and Rutland. The Gartree (Gore or ‘spear’ tree) was an oak tree or bush situated about 2 miles to the north east of Kibworth Harcourt where an ancient track crossed the Via Devana, and is now known as the Gartree Road. The…

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    Wikipedia
    Michael Wood ‘The Story of England’
    Leicestershire History.co.uk
    The Institute of Historical Research

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:38

The Kibworth Theater

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The Kibworth Theater
The Kibworth Theater (Theatre) is believed to have been situated on the turnpike road in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt during the 18th and 19th centuries. The exact location has not been confirmed but is believed to have been to the rear of 25 Main Street. This location would have been convenient to entertain passengers taking a rest break at the many inns when journeying through the village on the many stage coaches travelling along the turnpike route. Indeed travelling theatre players would also have also used the coaches and taken advantage of the theater to perform plays. In addition local…

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  • Acknowledgement British Library
    BBC
Sunday, 10 November 2019 10:38

Historic Gathering at Kibworth 1863

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Historic Gathering at Kibworth 1863 The Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society AGM The Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society held its two day AGM in Kibworth in August 1863. The following article is a transcript of a detailed report recorded in the Leicester Journal published on Friday, 7 August, 1863. The original newspaper report had very few paragraph breaks and no headings. This transcript has introduced paragraphs and headings. This Society held its annual general meeting (in union with the Architectural Society of the Archdeaconry of Northampton) on Tuesday and Wednesday last, at Kibworth Beauchamp. At the commencement of the proceedings…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:01

Kibworth Harcourt Windmill

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Kibworth Harcourt Windmill
The Kibworth Harcourt Windmill, situated on the Langton Road, is an early 18th century postmill. It is a Grade 2* listed building and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The mill is the last survivor of 211 postmills that were once used in Leicestershire. The main feature of a post mill is that the whole body of the mill which houses the machinery is mounted on a single vertical post, around which it can be turned to bring the sails into the wind. The post (trestle) that the mill turns on The central trestle is from an earlier mill on…

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    Society for the Protection of Ancient buildings (SPAB)
    Oldland Windmill
    Geographic Britain
    Ashley Dace (photographs)
    Kibworth & District Chronicle
    Leicester University-Bill Pemberton
Monday, 07 October 2019 16:26

JOHNSON & BARNES LTD

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JOHNSON & BARNES LTD Dover Street, Kibworth Beauchamp The company was started by John Thomas Johnson who was working for a hosiery manufacturer in Fleckney when he decided to start his own business.  He installed two knitting frames in a shed in Kibworth Beauchamp and started production.  He was joined by William Barnes in 1901 and the Johnson and Barnes Company was created. A factory was built in Dover Street and equipped with knitting machines to manufacture fully fashioned hose. The company expanded rapidly and in 1906 a factory was opened at Lutterworth and two years later new machines were…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Gents Factory, Leicester Road andNew Road, Kibworth Harcourt Gents & Company Limited was established in Leicester in 1872 by John Thomas Gent and for over a century was a major manufacturer of electrical equipment. The Company was renowned for its electric clocks displayed on public buildings and railway stations all over the world and also made telephones, alarm systems, bells, transformers, signalling and recording equipment, as along with many other items. Their manufacturing base was the Faraday Works, Temple Road, Leicester. During World War ll the Company manufactured electrical parts for aircraft communications, radar, U-boat detection, clocks for shipping, and…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:17

The Kibworth Ox

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During excavations at the rear of Tudor Cottage, Weir Road, Kibworth Beauchamp in 1954 the skull, atlas, the top vertebrae which supports the skull, and metatarsal, the long bone in the foot, of a large Ox was uncovered.  Oxen were a large horned mammal that once roamed in herds across Europe including the United Kingdom but became extinct in these areas. The find resulted in Leicester University organising archaeological excavation of the site. Archaeologists recovered the skull, vertebrae and parts of the pelvis and limbs and these items have been preserved in the Leicester Museum From the bones recovered it…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Friday, 16 August 2019 09:58

Harcourt House and Marsh Drive

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Harcourt House, Harcourt Estate and Marsh Drive, Kibworth Harcourt Harcourt Estate fronts onto the A6 Leicester Road opposite the Coach and Horses Inn and Marsh Drive, which runs between the A6 Harborough Road and Langton Road, and are both 20th century developments. Prior to 1931 part of that area was occupied by Harcourt House which, for many rears had been the home of the Marriott family. (See Sir Charles Hayes Marriott MD, FRC- Modern). The gardens of Harcourt House occupied approximately 2 acres.   Harcourt House looking from Church Road Following the death of Sir Charles Marriott’s widow, Lady Marriott,…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
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