Barwell occupies a high point on the ridge between Earl Shilton and Burbage.
The village consists of two distinct areas of character, both designated as separate conservation areas by the council in July 2001:
- The older village core along the High Street, running south west and linking Top Town (the village centre) with the church and the war memorial on Church Lane. Along this road, industrial development has led to a tight pattern of red brick factories, workshops and dwellings
- The second area is centred on Arthur Street and consists of early 20th century north light boot and shoe factories with two storey offices fronting the street
The Grade I listed St Mary's Church, the Grade II listed war memorial and the Queens Head public house add to the special interest that Barwell provides.
Last updated: 23/09/2021 14:09