St. Peter’s Interior #3

St. Peter’s Interior #2

St. Peter’s Font

St. Peter’s Stained Glass Windows

John Ellis

Oil painting of John Ellis (1789-1862), Quaker and liberal reformer.

John Ellis was chairman of the Leicester & Swannington Railway and Midland Railway, and Member of Parliament for Leicester (1848-1852). Ellis instigated the first steam railway in Leicestershire after coal was discovered in the northwest. He asked George Stephenson (1781-1848) to design a line between Swannington and Leicester which opened in July 1832. Leicester prospered from this cheap new method of transporting coal. John Ellis and his family lived at Belgrave Hall and at Cross Corners, the adjacent house.

Belgrave Heritage Trust – BBC Radio Leicester Interviews Nick Fathers.

BBC’s Dave Andrews talks to Nick Fathers about the formation of Belgrave Heritage Trust.

BHT 09 Oldest Headstone

BHT08 Mathew Measures

BHT07 William Smith

BHT01 The Mortuary