Barrow upon Soar Parish Council

Serving the people of Barrow upon Soar

River Soar

Clerk: Alice Gardam
Parish Council Office, 12 High
Street, Barrow upon Soar
Loughborough LE12 8PY

Tel: 01509 416016

Parks & Gardens

Sun dial and gnomon

Millennium Park is situated on the edge of the village. There is an entrance at the junction of Melton Road and Fishpool Way and two other entrances along Fishpool Way.

The park, created to celebrate the millennium, contains a large Sundial, consisting of a large stainless steel gnomon set in a chapter ring of 16 hour-marking granite blocks and is found in the centre of the Millennium Park on a promontory overlooking the village to the west. Investigation showed that there were only two or three such structures of this size in the whole country.

The Millennium Park and Sundial were officially opened by Lady Gretton, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire on Saturday 3rd July 2004.