Burbage is without doubt one of the most exclusive places to live in the Hinckley area. It boasts a traditional village centre with some fine period houses a number of interesting speciality shops and some great pubs.
The village of Burbage lies to the south of Hinckley and boasts a long history. Back in 1043 Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, gave the village to Coventry Abbey, when it's value was 2 shillings. However, by the time of the Domesday Book this had risen to 4 shillings and it was , even then, a desirable place to live. Stage coaches pulled off the Watling Street, which borders the village, to cool their wheels in the Horsepool in Church Street and amongst the houses clustered around the church is one, now called the Constitutional Club, which was once the home of Prime Minister George Canning. The hosiery trade during the time of the Industrial Revolution became the most important industry and many terraced houses were built to house the workers and their knitting frames. As this industry died out during the latter part of the 20th Century, so Burbage became a popular commuter village as it is today.
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