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Map of Braunstone

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The village of Braunstone, the Braunstone housing estate, and Braunstone Park, all lie to the south west of the City of Leicester. Until the 1920s this area was mainly farmland but the post-WW1 housing needs of the city led to the land being purchased from the Winstanley family and a new housing estate being built.

This exhibition tells you about the Winstanleys, the village, why the new estate was built, the 'slum' housing people left, people's reaction to their new houses, and what the estate looks like today.


Estate and Park

Braunstone Village


Further Reading


Last updated: 16/1/04
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Map of Braunstone