The History of Burbage
Burbage Parish Council website H&BBC – Planning Page Burbage Heritage Group
Burbage is still classed as a village and has a rural feel to it. It lies immediately south of Hinckley and plays an important part in supporting the sub regional centre, providing local facilities for its immediate population whilst also providing an important critical mass to support Hinckley town centre. However, Burbage is still classed as a settlement in its own right with individual characteristics and needs.
It is comprised of 5 wards: Lash Hill, St Catherine’s, Sketchley, Stretton and Tilton and has a conservation area at the heart of the village.
It is considered by some to be a commuter location for large parts of Leicestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands, due to the fact it is less than a mile from the M69 (which links the M6 and M1) and the A5. The countryside around Burbage helps to retain the village feel and is an important and intrinsic part of its character.