The park at the north peak of Earl Shilton is part of the Queen Elizabeth Fields in Trust scheme. The skyline is dominated by mature trees and the towering spire of St Simon and St Judes Church.
Peace and Tranquility
In a survey of local residents QEII Hall Field Park was viewed as a place of tranquility, a place to relax or reflect, or to reconnect, and we agree. This park, with it's beautiful mature trees, hidden green pockets and heritage ruins is an ideal spot for gathering one's thoughts.
The 'Mums and Tots' playzone
In 2016 we opened our new Toddlers Playzone on Hall Field. With enormous support from parents, carers, playgroups and children across the town ESTC were able to create this wonderful play space. Aimed at ages 0-7 it is the perfect place to take the little one's. The area is fenced (no dogs allowed) for peace of mind.
Motte and Bailey Ruins
A symbol of the unwavering continuity of time and of all the lives lived out in Earl Shilton over the centuries, the folly gateway stands in defense of the motte. The Earl of Leicester had a motte and bailey castle erected in protection of the surrounding vales. It was later converted to a hunting lodge.
Heritage Plaque and Bandstand
In 2014 the area along the main pathway was transformed into a memorial seating area. In the centre of the heriate paving and surrounded by seats is the bronze plaque written by the Earl Shilton History Group which notes some of the interesting facts about the park.
In 2015 the Earl Shilton to Waterloo history group came together to educate and celebrate with the local community the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. There were at least five men from Earl Shilton, three from the Almey family and two from the Chapman family at Waterloo. The memorial stone commemorates these men of Earl Shilton who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
Following new advice from many of the national and international wildlife organisations reagrding the management of public spaces, we hav begun to reduce the 'overmaintence' of certain areas. Reducing areas of mowing allows grass and flowers to grow and provide habitat for many species.