Throughout the months of June and July, Barlborough Heritage Centre shall be exhibiting the listed buildings of Barlborough village. These vary from the 12th century St James Church, to the Medieval Village Cross base and 18th century cross to the fine Elizabethan Grade I listed Barlborough Hall, built in 1582 and 1583 by Robert Smythson for Judge Francis Rodes.
Unfortunately, other important ancient buildings were demolished in the 1900s; for instance Sir Richard Pype’s Manor House which was situated on the High Street and the Manor Lodges on New Road. Sir Richard Pype was the Lord Mayor of London in 1578, he died in Barlborough 1587 and is buried in St James Church.
In total, there are 32 listed buildings within Barlborough which is amazing for its size, but one has to bear in mind the history that it holds. Barlborough was first mentioned in the will of a Saxon noble man Wulfric Spott in 1002 and also highlighted in the Domesday Book of 1086.
History societies and group visits are welcome at Barlborough Heritage Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01246 810100 for further information. The centre is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 1.00pm and on Saturdays from 9.00am to 12.00pm.