Burbage Heritage Group was started in December 2000 to promote an appreciation of the history, architecture, landscape and wildlife in Burbage village and parish. We aim to encourage interest in the heritage of the community through a regular programme of meetings and parish walks.
We form part of the Heritage Watch Community Project from Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The group meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Congregational Church, Church Street, Burbage, where we have guest speakers and discuss projects. We hold an annual exhibition containing displays from our recent projects and exhibits created by other local groups.
The local heritage of a parish is what makes it special and sets it apart from other areas, public involvement provides a vital contribution in the recording, protection and preservation of sites of local importance.
Anyone with an interest in the parish is welcome to our meetings and for people further a field or if you would like further information your e-mail enquiries are welcomed.
Burbage is situated in Leicestershire, 14 miles south west of Leicester and 1 mile south of the town of Hinckley.
Burbage, for centuries was a small farming community and in the census of 1801, there were 1098 inhabitants. It was not until the twentieth century that the population exceeded 2000.
During the twentieth century a series of residential development programmes has turned what was a rural community into a suburb of Hinckley, this surge of residential development continues today.Burbage now houses a population of 17500 and serves as a dormitory for people working within Leicestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands