Welcome to the Smeeton Westerby Village Web Site.

About Smeeton Westerby

Smeeton Westerby Village HistoryThe picturesque village of Smeeton Westerby was once divided into the two separate hamlets of Smeeton and Westerby. The boundary believed to marked by two white stones next to Westerby House

Smeeton Westerby doesn't have any shops of it's own but it does have a traditional village pub, a village hall, a parish church plus several stables and farms. Originally it was a mainly farming village which also had several pubs, a shop, a butchers and a blacksmiths - the old blacksmith cottage is a very pretty cottage opposite Debdale Lane.

Location

The narrow village sits in gently rolling Leicestershire countryside between Kibworth Beauchamp and Saddington. It is 10 miles south east of Leicester and about six miles from the nearest market town and railway station at Market Harborough.

Shopping

The nearest shops are a 10-15 minute walk away in Kibworth Beauchamp. This excellent shopping centre includes a post office, supermarket, flower shop, beauticians, health centre, newsagents, estate agents, banks, hardware store, several takeaways, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There was a railway station but this closed in 1968.

Despite It's close proximity to the very popular village of Kibworth Beauchamp it still retains it own identity and character. This is probably because, as it is in a conservation area, there has been little change to the size of the village for some time.

Smeeton Westerby Open Gardens

The Smeeton Westerby Open Gardens weekend took place on the wet and very windy weekend of 21st-22nd June 2008. There were 15 gardens open to the public ranging from the tiny to the very large.

Click here to see pictures from the event

More Smeeton Westerby Websites

A very useful website maintained by the Parish Council with access to the minutes of Parish Meetings and local councillors.

contact@smeetonwesterbypc.org.uk

A website run by www.leicestershirevillages.co.uk with links to various resources and walks.

admin@leicestershirevillages.com

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Family Church Goes Outdoors on
Sunday 10th August 2014 at 9.30am

Informal breakfast and service at Pete and Penny's farm on Gumley Road. Please bring friends and family and feel free to arrive by car, on horseback or on foot with the dogs.

Everyone Welcome

Music on the Allotments on Sunday 7th July 2014

Band on the Allotments 2013

Band on the Allotment 2013

Band on the Allotments 2013

Band on the Allotments

Tim Groome


Strange Lights in the Sky over
Smeeton Westerby

Moon Dogs

The strange rainbow coloured lights, sometimes referred to as "Moon Dogs" were seen over the village on Thursday 29th November 2012. They were fairly bright and colourful and clearly visible to naked eye. Several people in the village were out looking at them.  This shot was taken opposite Beaker Close.

Jacqui and I were walking the dog and I went back home to collect my camera and tripod. This one, to the right of the moon, appeared about 3 times the height of the moon and the one on the other side was taller but fainter though still colourful. By changing position I could see the dogs on both sides of the moon but it wasn’t possible to get the moon and both sides in the one picture due to obstructions.

Music on the Green

The Brass BandRob and the brass band will being performing in the church for the Carol Concert on Sunday 16th December.

Pictures from the Barn Dance