Tuesday , 16 January 2018
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A view of the moated site at Piggy’s Hollow

Piggy’s Hollow is a site of historical interest and is also part of the Arboretum that is situated near to Evington Village centre and Evington Golf Course.

It is one of the best medieval moated sites in Leicestershire.  You can clearly see the moat and the platform in the middle.  There would have been a Manor House on the platform as well as gardens and other buildings in Medieval times.  There has been virtually no excavations on the site, so a noticeboard explaining the history of the site as we understand it today, has been a long time coming.

The Friends of Piggy’s Hollow have worked with the local authority and other relevant organisations (Groundworks and TCV – The Conservation Volunteers) to develop and preserve this historic site.  Friends of Piggy’s Hollow are also supported by Evington in Bloom.

Changes in operational activities in 2017 have affected the progress of this group.  Now more changes are coming.  The Information board has been made and there will be habitat surveys and further recruitment of wildlife volunteers for the months ahead.

Friends of Piggy’s Hollow have developed significant partnerships with Leicester City Parks Conservation and the Archaeology sections and all parties wish to develop so that they move from the present ad hoc regime to a strong management plan, which will enable all parties to work in unison.