Outside the village
Outside the village
Street views and houses, some now long gone
River Soar from Hathern bank in 1890. Painting is by James Orrock who exhibited work at the Royal Academy. Recently the TV programme 'Fake or Fortune" revealed that he commissioned a number of forgeries of John Constable's works.
County Bridge over the River Soar dividing Leics and Notts. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 30
The original which thus replaced in 1793 was built in 1358 in the reign of Edward I. The lady is Mrs. Cooper of Stints farm. The present bridge (slightly north of this site) was built in 1931 and is due to be replaced
County Bridge on the River Soar. A favourite place for swimming as also was a place halfway between Hathern and Kegworth. Hathern Remembered page 8
Floods near Hathern in the winter of 1949
Pony and trap on Zouch Road
Old footbridge over the weirs at Zouch. This was the route from Hathern to the brickyard and was also used as a link between towpaths for horses that pulled the boats
Old Zouch Weir
Current bridge at Zouch
Floods in fields c.1900
Zouch Road floods around 1936. From Hathern at War page 13
More floods on Zouch Road
Zouch Mills. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 29. The mill was in use from at least the C17th up to just after WW1, primarily for corn but also gypsum. Barges carried goods from the mill via the Midlands canal network
Zouch mill c.1900. First recorded as a mill for grinding corn in the Domesday Book. After a fire in 1863, the buildings became a plaster mill, reverting to grinding of corn in 1920s.
Floods on Zouch Road
Part of Garendon estate. Inside the estate walls next to the"Bavarian Arch"
Garendon Hall. Seat of the Phillips de Lisle family, Llords of the Manor since 1683. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 31
Site was previously Cistercian Abbey founded by Robert Bossu, Earl of Leicester in 1133 and dissolved under Henry VII in 1536. The estate was bought in 183 by Sir Ambrose Phillipps, King's Serjeant to Charles II, and hs grandson Samuel Phillipps built the Palladian Hall in the 1740s. In the 1860s Edward W Pugin made considerable changes for Ambros March Phillipps De Lisle, inc. an upper story and a picture gallery. It was requisitioned by the army in 1943 and was finally demolished in 1964. The owners, the March Phillips De Lisle family now reside in Quenby Hall.
Garendon Hall c.188
C18th century Classical style house with C19th century Gothic roof. Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as looking "really rather horrible".