Discovering the history of Barrow Upon Soar......

Pleisosaurus Macrocephalus

Found in the lower lias, Barrow-upon-Soar, in 1851. This prehistoric marine reptile was common in Leicestershire 150 million years ago. The fossil remains are exhibited in Leicester Museum, and a replica makes a unique village sign on the traffic island, known as `jerusalem', at the junction of Bridge Street, High Street and South Street.

Ichthyosaurus Tenuirostris



A fish-like reptile found in the limestone at Barrow upon Soar





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