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Garden incorporating a Portland Stone Cross , at entrance, surrounded by 54 trees to mark each fallen soldier. WW1 soldiers have 44 lime trees; WW2 soldiers have 10 almond trees. Also features two tennis courts, a bowling green and a recreation ground.
Coleorton Hall has early 19th-century ‘Picturesque’ style gardens of 21 hectares which include woodland, and pools. The garden has literary and artistic connections, used as a source of inspiration by Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and John Constable.
The Memorial Field was established in 1951 as a memorial to the ex-school boys of Ashby Grammar School who had fallen in the World Wars. There is a bronze plaque on a boulder on the edge of the field which commemorates their sacrifice. The site is recorded on the Imperial War Museum register of war memorials. The opening of the field in 1851 was celebrated by a rugby match by the Leicester Rugby Club and a celebration dinner at the Royal Hotel.
The estate, which is now in divided ownership, contains two lakes, formed from canals which existed in the 17th-century formal gardens. The former walled garden contains a garden centre. The former stables now houses The Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts. The site is surrounded by a rolling landscape, which is the result of a number of phases of development spanning six centuries. Pevsner described its position as “unsurpassed in the country – certainly as far as Englishness is concerned”.