. . . . . . . Hough Mill open 2-5pm Sundays . . . . . . . Zoom talk Thursday - Operation Of The Califat Coal Mine 1854-1873 - booking on Diary page . . . . . . .

Welcome to the website of the multi award winning Swannington Heritage Trust.  We have a fabulous group of volunteers who work fantastically hard to achieve amazing things

  • restoring the dilapidated shell of Hough Mill – mill open Sundays 2-5pm until end of September, please wear a mask
  • recovering neglected  railway and coal mining sites and managing them as woodlands and grass heathland
  • researching Swannington’s history, cataloguing the archive and publishing historical information
  • running events, tours and talks.



The Trust is running events as part of the Hello Heritage festival 4th-19th September, sponsored by North West Leicestershire District Council, these include:

  • Online Talks – The Operation Of The Califat Coal Mine 1854-1873, plus 500 Years Of Wyggeston Hospital Owning The Manor Of Swannington 1521-2021.
  • Califat Coal Mine – Tour of the excavated buildings.
  • Swannington Incline – Tour of the historical features.


Details are on the diary page.

What our visitors say

Swannington Heritage Trust Swannington Heritage Trust Photo

We love sharing photos that people send to us, many thanks to Gary Hawthorne for these fabulous photos. More public provided photos are in our Community Gallery do have a look.