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
Population263 (Including Knipton and Harston. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK819334
• London100 mi (160 km) SSE
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGRANTHAM
Postcode districtNG32
Dialling code01476
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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Leicestershire
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 formerly 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.