The village of Cole Orton (known as Coleorton) is one of the most beautiful villages of Leicestershire. The old village lay on the north-western side of the parish, close to the old 13th century church.
Viscount Beaumont's CE (Aided) Primary School was established and endowed by Viscount Beaumont in 1702, and was rebuilt by Canon Beaumont in 1867. Since then it has been extended and modernised but many of the original attractive features remain. Today the school is a co-education Primary Day School.
Beyond Viscount Beaumont’s School is St John’s Chapel and on the opposite side of the road is the Fish Pond which in the past was well stocked with fish for Cole Orton Hall.
Coleorton Hall was once owned by the Beaumont family, but more recently by the Coal Board and has now been made into residential homes.
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