Rearsby Packhorse Bridge Church Lane a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval, perhaps C16. Largely granite rubble and brick with 7 arches.
Brooksby, famous for its connections with the Villiers family George Villiers leapt to fame and power as the favourite of James I and of Charles I . He became the Duke of Buckingham and was reported to have possessed every vice and only one virtue (that of being generous to his mother, brothers and sisters!) The Hall, once lived in by Lord Cardigan and Earl Beatty of the North Sea is now an agricultural college. (Little remains of the original building.)
The church is lovely, with early Tudor features. There are monuments in the church to William Villiers and his young wife who both died in 1711.
Rearsby Packhorse bridge
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