Leicestershire's Medieval Manor House
01530 831259
Leicestershire's Medieval Manor House
Telephone: 01530 831259

About

Based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280, the house has a fascinating history and was owned by one of the Gunpowder Plotters!

Donington le Heath Manor House is a surviving example of a family home built around seven hundred years ago and modernised in 1618. Surrounding the Manor House, are period gardens and woodland planted as part of the development of the National Forest. The gardens, re-created in a 17th century style, include flower and herb gardens, an ornamental maze and an orchard. The Old Barn Team Room is open at weekends during term time and Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays, serving home baked cakes, light lunches and a range of hot and cold drinks. Look out for our programme of great family events, which cover a wide range of subjects over the year.

What's On

The Archaeology of Leicestershire

The Archaeology of Leicestershire

Tuesday 1st September 2:00 pm.

The Medbourne Survey

A series of 6 lectures showing how key archaeological projects have thrown huge light on the archaeology of Leicester and Leicestershire. Peter Liddle MBE - former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire - has 45 years experience in Leicestershire Archaeology and has worked on or been closely involved with many of these projects.

£30 for the series or £6 per lecture.

To book your place email peter.liddle51@gmail.com or phone (0116) 221 4508. or 07842 120817.

Friends of Donington Tudor Craft Group

Friends of Donington Tudor Craft Group

Saturday 5th September 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

5th September - 11.00 am to 4.00pm

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this.
Plus an opportunity to learn about the 1620’s house refurbishment.

This is a FREE event

The Archaeology of Leicestershire

The Archaeology of Leicestershire

Tuesday 8th September 2:00 pm.

Burrough Hill

A series of 6 lectures showing how key archaeological projects have thrown huge light on the archaeology of Leicester and Leicestershire. Peter Liddle MBE - former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire - has 45 years experience in Leicestershire Archaeology and has worked on or been closely involved with many of these projects.

£30 for the series or £6 per lecture.

To book your place email peter.liddle51@gmail or photo (011) 211 4508 or 07842 120817.