bhs Brixworth Village Thomas Roe & Buttercross All Saints` Church Brixworth 1_Exterior Post-1865

Archives

We have extensive archives including photographs, newspaper cuttings, maps  and text. These include

 

All Saints' Church - Saxon Grade 1 listed building

 

The Manor House and Brixworth Hall

 

The Workhouse - was opened in 1837.

It closed in 1935 and part of the building is currently in use as offices

 

The Roman Villa  - excavations in the 1960s found evidence of continued roman occupation from 79AD to 400AD in the northern part of the village.

 

Ironstone Workings - these were sited around the village and were worked from the late 1800s to the early 1930s

 

Occupations including farming, jobs supporting the hunt and lace making

 

Village Sports including football and cricket teams

 

Brixworth schools from the 1800s.

 

Brixworth weddings from 1900 to 2000

 

 

Pubs - at one time there were 11 pubs in the village.

Now three remain as pubs, the remainder are private dwellings.

 

The Pytchley Hunt - the kennels for the hunt, now based on the outskirts of the village were previously situated in the heart of the village.

This is reflected in some of the street names.

 

Pitsford Reservoir -was built in the 1950's and was opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

 

 

If you would like to see our archives or have items you would be willing to donate please contact our archivist at  pakirton6@gmail.com