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Located in the heart of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside

The quintessential  English village  

About Us

This site is maintained by village volunteers who have taken information principally from census and other records, gravestones, villagers, local newspapers and people connected with Goadby Marwood.

The aim of the site is to document the history of Goadby Marwood and to provide an archive of local information that will be of value to anyone with a connection to our beautiful village.

It is hoped that our site provides pleasure for the casual browser and helps people to understand what makes Goadby Marwood the village it is today. Hours of painstaking research and transcription have gone into bringing you this unique repository of village information.


Can you contribute?

We rely on contributions from local residents, past and present, and those associated with Goadby Marwood village and surrounding farms. We welcome photographs relating to the village - also documents, magazines, anecdotes, photographs of ancestors - anything that relates to the historical aspects of Goadby Marwood. If you can help we would love to hear from you!


Become a Member

Everyone who works to support the ongoing research of The Goadby Marwood History Group is a volunteer. We need your help to continue with our extensive and varied history projects, and to keep this website running. If you've found the information on this site interesting or useful, or if you would like to become more involved in our research projects, why not become a member? Membership costs just £10 per year and benefits include free or reduced price entry to events.

The Crew of R5694 EM-F

In total, 55,573 young men died flying with Bomber Command during the Second World War, among them Sergeants Peter Thompson, Jack Sanders and Jack Burton, crew members aboard Lancaster bomber R5694 EM-F. 


The Topographical Dictionaries of Rev. John Curtis & Samuel Lewis

Topographical dictionaries and atlases were very popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Nichols's work is perhaps the most well-known but several others were published including those by John Curtis and Samuel Lewis.

Sampler by Zillah Brutnell 1843 high res

Zillah Brutnell's Victorian Needlework Sampler

This beautiful needlework sampler was brought to our attention in March this year by a gentleman in the USA. Find out more about it and about the life of Zillah Brutnell, the young lady who created it almost 180 years ago.

Village Buildings


The village boasts a number of fine houses and quaint cottages as well as the beautiful 13th Century church of St. Denys.

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