Bowling Green Cottage, The Green

Thought to be the oldest surviving house in Hickling, traces of its original construction are still visible; the property is Listed.

The Old Bowling Green Public House is referred to briefly as a ‘retailer of ales’ in a village history written for the May-Time Festival in 1975 but, until recently, it was thought to be just a story. However, an article in the Leicester Journal in 1835 refers to an auction sale of, amongst other things, a beer house, “known by the sign of the bowling green”.

This gallery is from the Wadkin Archives