|Coleorton, St John Churchyard|
Also known as: Cole-orton, St John Churchyard
North West Leicestershire District
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Coleorton is a village and civil parish in North West Leicestershire, England. It is situated on the A512 road approximately 2 miles east of Ashby de la Zouch. Nearby villages include Newbold, to the north, Thringstone to the east, and Swannington to the south-east. Formerly an ancient parish in West Goscote hundred, Coleorton became part of Ashby de la Zouch Rural District which was created in 1894. Coal mining was an important industry in the area since the 15th century.Coleorton Colliery, which was between Coleorton and Swannington, is now closed, and a woodland, Coleorton Wood was planted in 1991-2 on the colliery site as part of the National Forest. Opencast mining operated between 1985 and 1995.
The churchyard is attached to the Chapel of Ease of St. John, not far from St. Mary's Church.
[text by Geoffrey Gillon]
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