Burbage Village Profile
Burbage is without doubt one of the most exclusive places to live in the Hinckley area. It boasts a traditional village centre with some fine period houses a number of interesting speciality shops and some great pubs.
The village of Burbage lies to the south of Hinckley and boasts a long history. Back in 1043 Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, gave the village to Coventry Abbey, when it's value was 2 shillings. However, by the time of the Domesday Book this had risen to 4 shillings and it was , even then, a desirable place to live. Stage coaches pulled off the Watling Street, which borders the village, to cool their wheels in the Horsepool in Church Street and amongst the houses clustered around the church is one, now called the Constitutional Club, which was once the home of Prime Minister George Canning. The hosiery trade during the time of the Industrial Revolution became the most important industry and many terraced houses were built to house the workers and their knitting frames. As this industry died out during the latter part of the 20th Century, so Burbage became a popular commuter village as it is today.
Burbage is perfectly placed for the M69, which links to both the M6 and the M1 and also the A5.
Within a ten mile radius of the village are some well respected independent schools and transport is available to them from Burbage.
Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth
A private co-educational school taking children from the ages of 11 to 18.
Pippins, Dixie Grammar Junior School, Wellsborough, for younger children from the age of 3 up to 11.
Once again reports on both schools can be found on www.ofsted.gov.uk
Local facilities abound in Burbage. There is a well stocked library in Church Street. Two churches, St Catherine's Church of England Parish Church and Burbage Methodist Church and the nearest Catholic Church is in Earl Shilton a short drive away. There are numerous sports clubs with football, rugby, cricket and crown green bowling all represented. There are gym facilities in nearby Hinckley and also at Sketchley Grange Hotel and the Hanover Hotel, within the village itself. Walking groups often use Burbage Common which is a 200 acre area of ancient woodland looked after by a dedicated ranger which has beautiful wildflower meadows , large amounts of wildlife and signed, nature trails.
This is a thriving Rugby Club that puts out teams of all ages.
Hinckley Tennis Club
Hinckley Cricket Club
Bowling is a particularly strong sport in the Hinckley and Burbage area
Under 12 Football Team
Senior and Junior Teams
Burbage has a number of very good restaurants and gastropubs. For ''foodies'' Burbage also has an extremely popular Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month.
Doctors are at The Burbage Surgery, Tilton Road, Burbage, LE10 1DS
Dentists at 105-107, Church Street, Burbage, LE10 2DB
Alternative health therapies can be found at Burbage House Health Clinic.