Croxton Kerrial is a village in Leicestershire, 7 miles from Grantham.
Croxton is pronounced "croe-ston".
St. John the Baptist Church dates from the 15th century, and has a superb collection of pre-Reformation benches which came from Croxton Abbey at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Croxton Abbey was built by the Premonstratensians. It was the burial place of one of King John's vital organs - the rest is at Worcester Cathedral. A few walls remain in Croxton Park, which is owned by the Duke of Rutland.
Later, there was a racecourse on the site of the abbey.
On the Melton Mowbray side of the village, beside the road, is a famous water pump which continually spurts spring water. It has never been known to fail, even in times of drought.
King Lud's Entrenchments, on the boundary with Sproxton, are part of an ancient boundary system, probably prehistoric, of banks and ditches.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Croxton Kerrial for groups.