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 Bryant Leonard McKensie Jenkin, Wireless Operator aboard Avro Lancaster R5694 EM-F. 


Nichols' The History & Antiquities of the County of Leicester

Considered one of his most important works, Nichols' The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, was the most ambitious of the various antiquarian county histories produced from the late 16th Century onwards.

M Massum, M Lickens and Dorothy c. 1940.

The Laurels

One of the older properties in Goadby Marwood, The Laurels is a large farmhouse occupying a prominent position at the western end of the village opposite St. Denys’ Church.

Village Buildings


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

Latest Site Additions March 2021

  • The Crew of Lancaster R5694 EM-F

Sgt Bryant Leonard McKenzie Jenkin

Recent Additions You Might Have Missed

F/Lt Raymund Joseph Hannan​ DFC

F/Sgt John Kennerleigh Barnett Lee

     a newspaper article from 1977

  • Nancy Needham - 

     The End of a Remarkable Story


Projects in the Works

  • The Crew of Lancaster R5694 EM-F

Sgt Peter John Thompson

Sgt Albert Roberts

  • The Goadby Marwood Cross

  • The 1871 Census

  • The 1881 Census

  • The 1920 Belvoir Sale 

  • The Life of Miss Monica Sheriffe

  • Field Names

  • Green Lodge

  • Recollections of Dorothy Riley

  • Ancient Goadby

  • Hall Farm

  • A Victorian Needlework Sampler


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