Local History

  • Woodhouse Charities

    There were a number of charities in Woodhouse for education, for apprenticeships, homes for the elderly and help for the poor.

  • Golden Cottage

    A History of Golden Cottage, researched and written by Brian Axon. This article has recently been updated and now includes information on the cottage from 2004 to the present time.

  • History of Victorian Beaumanor (PDF, 1.4 Mb)

    A brief history of Victorian Beaumanor for visitors.

  • The Great Escape

    The opening of the refurbished Pinfold at Woodhouse.

  • A History of Quorn and Woodhouse Station

    A History of Quorn and Woodhouse Station by Brian Axon and published by Railway Archives

  • The Church

    A brief history of St Mary In the Elms in Woodhouse with an image of the church c. 1890.

  • The School

    A brief history of the original Free Grammar School at Woodhouse and an image of the school made in 1793.

  • House History

    A guide created by the Record Office to help people discover the history of their building.

  • Maps

    A map of Woodhouse in 1903 showing the relationship to Woodhouse Eaves.

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