Burbage Facts

Sunloch - A Grand National Winner for Burbage

An email received from the curator of the Grand National Museum at Aintree brought to the groups attention that Sunloch, the 1914 Grand National Winner, apparently had local connections.


Burbage the Centre of England - Well almost

The parish border of Burbage lies some one and a half miles north west of the crossroads of the A5, the Roman Watling Street and the Fosse Way. One of those busy roads which speeding past the cluster of buildings on the way to the M1 you would rarely give a second glance too.

This was considered the centre of Roman England at the cross of two main roman roads and strategically placed 440 feet above sea level, Venonis, a Roman fort was built and in 1712 a monument to mark the peace following the War of Spanish Succession was erected.


Sharrad Gilbert - Memorial Unveiling  2nd September 2017

Unveiling of a memorial to Sharrad Gilbert on his unmarked grave in St Catherine's Churchyard, Burbage by Jennifer, Lady Gretton, Lord Leiutenant of Leicester and recognition of his 35 years service in the armed forces.


The Horsepool

Records indicate that the area of the village known as "The Horsepool" was established in the 18th century having been formerly known as the "Town Green" in manorial maps of 1581-82.


Auberon Thomas Herbert, Lord Lucas and Dingwall

What connects a peer of the realm, a winning Boat Race competitor, a cabinet minister, an agriculturalist, a Times war correspondent, a disabled amputee and a Royal Flying Corps pilot with the Lord of the Manor of Burbage?