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Donington-le-Heath is a tiny village in North West Leicestershire, on the outskirts of Coalville and of the National Forest. It lies within the parish of Hugglescote.

The suffix “le-Heath” means “on the heath”, distinguishing the village from the much larger and better known town of Castle Donington.

The old turnpike road from Leicester to Ashby-de-la-Zouch ran through Donington-le-Heath, as Coalville did not exist as a town until the mid 19th century.

By far the village’s best known building is the Manor House, one of the oldest domestic buildings in England, which dates back to the late 13th century and was inhabited until the 1960s. It is now is open to the public. A bed on display in the house may have belonged to Richard III.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Donington-le-Heath for groups.

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Manor House

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