WALTON ON THE WOLDS

Walton on Wolds

 

This is a high standing village to the east of the Soar Valley and is the centre of a farming parish. It lies about four miles from Loughborough and most of the houses are grouped around the village green.

 

 

Derivation:

WYMESWOLD

WYMESWOLD

 

DERIVATION:
Wymeswold, which probably started life in the late Saxon period (AD 700 - 900), derives its name from "Wymund's Wald", meaning 'Wymund's Wood'. Again, we have no information about who Wymund was but the name implies a possible link with 'Wymund's Ham' (Wymondham) in the east of the county.

 

SEAGRAVE

SEAGRAVE 

DERIVATION:

This name derives from the old English words 'set', meaning an animal pen or enclosure and 'graf' meaning a ditch or grove.

 

NEWTOWN LINFORD

Lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland Slate.

 

DERIVATION:

"Niwe Tun Lind Ford" (The new ‘Town’ by  the ford where the lime trees grow)

 

DESCRIPTION:


Newtown Linford lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland slate. The tourism generated by Bradgate Park has led to a number of highly popular cafes and hotels in the area, as well as a pub and social club.

WOODHOUSE

DERIVATION OF NAME: "Wudu Hus" (The Houses in the Wood) Description: The picturesque village of Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves is a gateway to Charnwood Forest, close to Beacon Hill. Woodhouse (often called Old Woodhouse) is dominated by Beaumanor HallL and Welbeck Defence College. The Parish is also home to the nine hole Charnwood Forest Golf Course, the oldest in the county. The houses on the main village street of Woodhouse are mostly built of stone and many have reddish slate roofs characteristic of the Hanging Stone area.

 

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