Belton, Lincolnshire

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Medieval Almshouse in Belton
Belton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK930396
• London100 mi (160 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG32
Dialling code01476
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°56′47″N 0°37′00″W / 52.946298°N 0.616614°W / 52.946298; -0.616614Coordinates: 52°56′47″N 0°37′00″W / 52.946298°N 0.616614°W / 52.946298; -0.616614

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 A607 road, and 3 miles (5 km) north from the market town of Grantham.


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

The village is significant 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]


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 2014 incumbent is Rev Stuart Hadley.[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.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Belton House (1235523)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Belton house (325657)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 July 2010. See also the 'related monuments'
  3. ^ "National Trust web site for Belton House". Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (325654)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  5. ^ Historic England. "'Alleged' battle site (325663)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical parish Details". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.

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