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The Buildings of Charley

The Parish of Charley has neither shop, public library or public house but can still boast several buildings of merit and interest within its boundaries, some of which were built following the Enclosure of Charnwood Forest in the early 1800’s. Those awarded grants of land under the Enclosure Act built substantial houses for themselves and cottages and farm buildings for their farm workers. In general these latter buildings have survived while the ‘great’ houses, for a variety of reasons, have been demolished. The twentieth century saw the modernisation and upgrading of most of the cottages resulting in desirable homes scattered throughout the parish and commanding the upper price range of the housing market.


Buildings of Interest




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