Sholebroke is a small hamlet to the east of Whittlebury near Silverstone in Northamptonshire. It is formed around the historic house of Sholebroke Lodge that was built by James Morgan for Honorable Charles Fitzroy the 10th Duke of Grafton. To find out more about the lodge see our lodge page. This site has been created to share the beauty of the area and provide a center for information about the area.
Coming from the Old English *sc(e)alu, meaning ‘shallow’ and brōc meaning “brook or stream”. Sholebroke has been mentioned as early as “Shoulbrooke Land” in the parliament survey of 1650.
Sholebroke Lodge was built as the residence of the Deputy Ranger of Whittlewood Forest and so Sholebroke is surrounded by the coppices of Whittlewood forest. Here is an image showing its location to these historic hunting woodlands.
2019 Snow and then Bluebells !
In January 2019 we had a bit of snow and I thought it would be fun to capture Sholebroke and Black Pit Woods in the snow. UPDATE: I then decided to also capture the Bluebells in April – Which were also very beautiful !!
Here is a virtual reality tour of the area. Click on the symbol to progress to the next view click and drag the image to look around each scene in 360 degrees.
Update: In each view you can click on the bluebell or snowflake in the top left of the screen to toggle between seasons. Hopeflly more to follow when I get some time.
This tour works with a smart phone and VR headset load on phone and click on the headset icon. To go to the tour website and view the tour in full screen or on mobile click here: