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


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

BBC Radio Leicester’s Talking History on the road

BBC Radio Leicester’s Talking History on the road

Thursday 27th November 7:30 pm.

Any Historical Questions

Thursday November 27th - 7.30 pm

(to be recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio Leicester)

Chairman: Dave Andrews
Peter Liddle (Archaeologist)
John Hutchinson (Leicester City Football Club Official Historian)
Cynthia Brown (Local and Social Historian)
Peter Cousins (Chairman, Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society)

The event is free, but places need to be pre-booked by calling 01530 831259 or emailing dlhmanorhouse@leics.gov.uk

Industry and communications

Industry and communications

Wednesday 3rd December 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.

The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Leicestershire and Rutland - From Tudors to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution

A series of 6 lectures on the present state of knowledge of the archaeology of post-medieval Leicestershire by Peter Liddle MBE – former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire - on Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Hugglescote, LE67 2FW

December 3rd - Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm

Price: £30 for the series or £6 per lecture.

To book your place e-mail peter.liddle51@gmail.com or phone (0116) 2214508 or 07842 120817

Donington Le Heath Manor House Paranormal Investigations

Donington Le Heath Manor House Paranormal Investigations

Saturday 6th December 8:00 pm. - 1:00 am.

Medieval manor house dating back to 1290 and has links to the Gun Powder Plot of 1605.

6 December: 8pm-1am

Strictly over 18’s, remember to bring a torch and warm clothes. For more information and to book tickets please call Snibston on 01530 278444, email snibston@leics.gov.uk or visit www.haunted-heritage.co.uk