Belvoir, Leicestershire

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Belvoir
Belvoir Castle - geograph.org.uk - 50333.jpg
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir is located in Leicestershire
Belvoir
Belvoir
Belvoir shown within Leicestershire
Population 263 (Including Knipton and Harston. 2011)
OS grid reference SK819334
• London 100 mi (160 km) SSE
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG32
Dialling code 01476
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Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
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52°53′32″N 0°46′59″W / 52.89212°N 0.78315°W / 52.89212; -0.78315Coordinates: 52°53′32″N 0°46′59″W / 52.89212°N 0.78315°W / 52.89212; -0.78315

Belvoir /ˈbvər/ BEE-vər is a village and civil parish in the Melton district of Leicestershire, England, close to the county boundary with Lincolnshire. The nearest town is Grantham, 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of the village.

The parish includes the villages of Belvoir, Knipton and Harston. Nearby places outside the parish are Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Redmile, and Croxton Kerrial.

The village is the site of Belvoir Castle, which "stands on a prominent spur jutting northwards" into the Vale of Belvoir.[1]

Iron Ore was formerley quarried in the parish and details can be found in the articles on Knipton and Harston.The quarries were near Harston,to the south of Knipton and between Belvoir and Knipton.

References[edit]

Media related to Belvoir, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Fox, Alan (1 April 2010). A Lost Frontier Revealed: Regional Separation in the East Midlands. Univ of Hertfordshire Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-907396-36-6.