More Information about the Village

Entering the village from the direction of Stanford on Soar visitors first pass, on the left, the Ferry House (marked by a small roadside signpost), behind which, on the river, is a rare example of a chain ferry. The Ferry can be viewed by following a path which runs beside, and to the rear of, the Ferry House.

A little further along, on the opposite side of Main Street, is the Village Hall, which is available to hire for wedding receptions, parties etc. Behind the Hall is the Village Shop. The land on which the hall and shop stand was donated by Miss Joanna Herbert Stepney, owner of the Paget Estate. This includes a play area for young children and a large Recreation Field. At the opposite end of this field is a small Memorial to four members of the RAF who died when their Bomber crashed nearby in World War II.

Opposite the Village Hall stands the 12th C Parish Church of St.James. which holds regular services and various activities during the year including the Church Fete in early September, a service in partnership with the Soar Boating Club, and occasional Concerts.

The Old Post Office (15th century) can then be viewed before reaching the Plough Inn. Also in Main Street can be seen the Manor House and Primary School. At the far end of Main Street is the privately run Soar Boating Club.

The village is surrounded by a network of well maintained footpaths alongside which, in late Winter and Spring, can be seen a colourful show of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.