Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Stanford-on-Soar is a small village in Nottinghamshire, on the charming River Soar, and close to the border with Leicestershire. The nearest town is Loughborough.

The county border runs along the King’s Brook and then down the Soar.

Stanford-on-Soar has a nice church, with a well kept churchyard.

The best known building, though, is just outside the village. Stanford Hall was formerly owned by Sir Julien Cahn, benefactor of both Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Cricket Clubs. It was later owned by the Co-op, and its theatre has played host to many an amateur dramatic performance.

The Great Central Railway ran through Stanford, and there is an impressive viaduct remaining. In fact, the track runs for several miles. If and when a bridge can be rebuilt over the Midland Railway at Loughborough, it will be possible to extend the line, so that it can run, instead of from the outskirts of Leicester to Loughborough, all the way to the outskirts of Nottingham.

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