Information about clubs, societies, shops, amenities and local businesses is listed in the Welcome to Wymeswold leaflet which has been produced for new residents, but also provides useful information for anyone living in Wymeswold.
History of the village
A short history of Wymeswold
Wymeswold lies in a shallow valley in the gently rolling area known as the Wolds, which straddles the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border. The village is a very compact settlement built around the fourteenth century St Mary’s church. The older parts are mostly eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings, now infilled with a number of small estates and detached properties.
The village probably took shape in the mid-Saxon period (700-900) together with its associated roads and footpaths. In early records the name appears as Wymund’s Wald (ie wood). The Domesday book shows that in 1086 the village was divided into four parts and subsequently these lands had various owners. In the time of Edward III Richard de Willoughby was granted a charter to hold a weekly market and annual fair.
Wymeswold is typical of a working village, the development of which has evolved over many centuries. Far Street still retains one of the finest Georgian street-scapes in Leicestershire. Around the village are many pleasant corners with groupings of houses which illustrate the vernacular architecture of the village.
The pattern of fields and roads derives almost entirely from the Enclosure Act of 1759. One of the indirect results of this was the building of farm houses and buildings away from the village in positions more convenient for the new fields. It must have been a period of increasing prosperity as a number of houses appear to have been built around this time.
In the Domesday Book 39 men of various ranks were mentioned, so a population of under 200 may be assumed. The first census in 1801 gives a total population of 782. There followed a period of rapid growth, with the total reaching 1,276 in 1831 which has been attributed to the development of the lace and framework knitting industries. From 1851 the population decreased fairly steadily due in part to the migration to larger industrial centres. This decline halted in the 1950’s since when the population has increased steadily.
If you are interested in finding out more abut the history of Wymeswold there is a wealth of information on the Wolds Historical Organisation’s website at http://www.hoap.co.uk/who/
The Parish Council usually meets on the first Monday of every month in the Sports Pavilion, Burton Lane, Wymeswold LE12 6UN. The meetings commence at 7pm and all parishioners are welcome to attend.
The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday 5th December at 7:00pm. Please view the latest meeting agenda for details of how to attend.
From now on, all Parish Council meetings will take place both in person AND online via Zoom for those that find online attendance easier.
Getting in touch…
The best way to contact the Parish Council is via email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact the Parish Council via telephone on 07592 382114. Our Parish Clerk works part time and is usually available on a Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm.
If you need to contact the Parish Council outside of those hours, please either leave a message, send a text, or send an email and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
More information about the Parish Council and its activities can be found on the links below:
- Parish Council Meetings
- Parish Council Minutes and Agendas
- Archived Minutes and Agendas
- Archived Reports
- Parish Councillors
- Wymeswold Parish Council News
- Archived News
- Risk Assessments
- Formal Documentation
- Cemetery Information
Borough & County Councils
The Borough Council is Charnwood Borough Council.
|St. Mary’s Parish Church, Wymeswold|
|Priest in charge: Rev. Clive Watts
|Associate Priest: Rev. Fiona Cotton-Beveridge
|Rev. Simon Richardson
|Administrator: Mrs. Hannah White (Parish Office)
|Church Wardens: Richard Bimson and Michael Henshaw||01509 880218|
|Website: Barrow and Wolds group|
|Methodist Church, Wymeswold|
|Minister: Rev. Sandra Marshall||0116 230 4689|
|Superintendent Minister: Rev. Andrew Lomax||01509 219804|
|Circuit Administrator: Mrs. Josephine Wills
|Church Steward: Margaret Folwell||01509 880770|
|Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, East Leake|
|Parish Priest: Father Michael
Sat 6pm – Holy Mass, Sun 11am – Holy Mass
|Baptist Church, Beveridge Street, Barrow-upon-Soar|
|Senior Minister: Rev. Ben Haldane
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Wymeswold is situated at the northern boundary of Leicestershire mid-way between the cities of Nottingham and Leicester.
Wymeswold holds a number of events every year, such as the famous Duck Races, the Open Gardens and the Village Show.
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