Belton, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°56′47″N 0°37′00″W / 52.946298°N 0.616614°W / 52.946298; -0.616614

Belton
Geograph-1885683-Bede-House-Almshouses-In-Belton-by-Richard-Croft.jpg
Medieval Almshouse in Belton
Belton is located in Lincolnshire
Belton
Belton
 Belton shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK930396
    - London 100 mi (160 km)  S
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG32
Dialling code 01476
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
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Lincolnshire

Belton is a village in the civil parish of Belton and Manthorpe, in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the on the A607 road, and 3 miles (5 km) north from the market town of Grantham.

History[edit]

The Saxon meaning of Belton is "a bell-shaped hollow".[citation needed]

The village is noted for the 1686 Grade I listed Belton House.[1][2] The house is the property of the National Trust and is open to the public.[3]

A Belton church is recorded in the Domesday Book. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is significant for its Norman, late Medieval, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions.[4]

In May 1643 Parliamentary cavalry, under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell, clashed with Royalist forces at the south of Belton Park, to the east of Manthorpe. The Belton church register records "May 1643, buried three unknown soldiers, slain in Belton fight".[5]

Community[edit]

Belton comprises thirty-one predominantly stone-built houses, most standing within a defined Conservation Area, with a further twelve homes outlying the village centre.

The village is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Belton. The church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, and is part of the Loveden Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent is The Rev'd Stuart Hadle.[6]

Businesses in the village include a hotel with golf course, a farm equipment dealer, an auto parts manufacturer and a garden centre.

Belton is bypassed by the A607, a road which links Grantham to the south, and Lincoln to the north along which runs a Stagecoach Group bus service.

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External links[edit]

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