Cottesmore Village

Explore what has made this Village so special throughout the ages

SCHOOLS

Cottesmore has had five schools in the last hundred years or so, although not all at the same time. Each school has its own unique history. . .

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BUILDINGS

The history of Cottesmore can be enjoyed through its 27 listed buildings, from the Church and thatched cottages up to modern times at the Army/RAF camp . . .

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PEOPLE

With its long history even a small village such as Cottesmore can produce remarkable people. Here are a few 'sons and daughters' of Cottesmore . . .

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TRADE

100 years ago there were many shops and other trades in the village. Now there but two shops and just a few trades. Where have they gone?

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FARMING

At one time there were no less than seven farms in Cottesmore, but with industrialisation there remains but one in the centre of the village . . .

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QUARRYING

Ironstone was mined around the Village from 1882 until 1975. Intriguing evidence of this industry's existence can be seen within the restored landscape . . .

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FOX HUNTING

Fox hunting in Cottesmore can be traced back as far as 1666. Since that time it has impacted the village and surrounding area economically, environmentally and socially . . .

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WORLD WARS

Between 1914 and 1918, villagers went to war with their friends, the rector's sons and those from the big house. 86 joined up. Thankfully most came back though ten did not . . .

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PARISH RECORDS

The Parish records go back to the 17th century, for Baptisms, Burials and Marriages. You can now look at them and trace those who lived here . . .

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HOW OLD IS COTTESMORE

View out video and book based upon tree-ring dating procedure (dendrochronology). We were able to obtain some exact dates from when some of the building were built . . .

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