Welcome to Medbourne
New History Story
The Cunards and their tenure of Nevill Holt is a a new story about one of the famous residents of the "big house".
Medbourne's New Web Site
Welcome to this new site for the village which now combines three village sites: The Village web site, The Parish Council web site and that for the Village Hall. This follows a decision by Leicestershire County Council to terminate, in August 2016, the infrastructure hosting the first two of those sites.
The new site has been designed in conjunction with students at de Montfort University. Thanks are due to this group for many of the design ideas and also for a survey of current site usage that has been really useful in shaping the new design. For example, those who use the site from a tablet or phone will notice a major improvement as the pages now adapt in width.
With many new features, and a complete overhaul of the menus and navigation system, we hope you find that the new site provides a rewarding browsing experience. Comments are welcome; please send them to the site administrator.
Medbourne is situated in the Welland Valley in southeast Leicestershire; it falls within Harborough District. Main Street, the spine of the village, has postcode LE16 8DT.
Medbourne is an ancient village with a medieval stone bridge over a brook, a beautiful church and a traditional pub. Medbourne was originally a Roman settlement, on the route from Leicester to Colchester. The village lies in a valley carved out by the Medbourne Brook, which is a tributary of the river Welland.
Nowadays, Medbourne is a conservation area whose historic stone cottages, large elegant houses and leafy walks combine to make the village one of the most picturesque in the Welland Valley.
If you want to know more about Medbourne it's all here - its community, its businesses and its history.