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About the Parish

Our local area

There are two distinct residential areas of Brizlincote, one half beginning at the top of the valley at the A511 Ashby Road and then flowing down to the A444 Stapenhill Road, until you reach the other half nestled between the valley and the River Trent.  Situated between Burton on Trent and Swadlincote, the area is steeped in history and surrounded with wonderful viewpoints so you can absorb the natural beauty all around.  With an abundance of fields, meadows, woodland and riverside places to explore, you can enjoy the nature and wildlife of a semi-rural location on your doorstep, but also enjoy the luxury of having a wide variety of local amenities just a short journey away.

A little history…

Both of the local towns of Burton on Trent and Swadlincote have interesting heritage to immerse yourself in.

Burton is known for being a brewing town; the Abbey was built next to a spring which produced water of a quality perfect for brewing beer, and evidence of brewing there goes as far back as 1295.  Burton Bridge was built to cross the river Trent just about a half mile along from the Abbey, and soon a bustling market town developed between the two.  The National Brewery Museum provides an opportunity to learn about the towns history as there is so much more to discover.

Swadlincote’s history comes predominantly from it’s land; the coal led to it becoming a mining area with numerous collieries which mined the land for nearly 700 years.  The land was also rich in soil with qualities perfect for sanitary ware, and so Swadlincote became famous for the manufacture of drainage pipes, toilets and basins, and the kiln chimneys still form part of the skyline today.  There is a heritage trail you can follow to learn all about the diverse history the town has to offer.