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St John the Baptist church
Buckminster is located in Leicestershire
Buckminster shown within Leicestershire
Population 356 (2011)
OS grid reference SK875225
Civil parish
  • Buckminster
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG33
Dialling code 01476
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°47′35″N 0°42′05″W / 52.793073°N 0.701477°W / 52.793073; -0.701477Coordinates: 52°47′35″N 0°42′05″W / 52.793073°N 0.701477°W / 52.793073; -0.701477

Buckminster is a village and civil parish within the Melton district of Leicestershire, England. The population (including Sewstern) of the civil parish was 356 at the 2011 census. It is on the B676 road, between Melton Mowbray and the A1.

The parish is located in the north-east of the county, on the border with Lincolnshire, and also includes the hamlet of Sewstern. Nearby places are Coston, Wymondham and Sproxton in Leicestershire, and Stainby over the border in Lincolnshire. Quite close by is the Viking Way, which follows the boundary with Lincolnshire.

Many properties in the local area and Grantham are owned by Buckminster Estates, who are linked with the Tollemache family who live in Buckminster Park: the former home of the Earl of Dysart. They have connections with Helmingham Hall in Suffolk. The village pub is called the Tollemache Arms.

The parish church of St John the Baptist was built during the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries and was restored and improved in 1883. It is a Grade I listed building.[1]

Dysart Mausoleum

The Dysart Mausoleum which stands near the church was built around 1880 by the trustees of the estate of Lionel Tollemache, 8th Earl of Dysart, who died in 1878. It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

Buckminster Gliding Club based at nearby Saltby Airfield is named after the village. Buckminster United Football club is an amateur football club based in the village. Buckminster has its own shop.


  1. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST List entry Number: 1061281". English Heritage. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Name: DYSART MAUSOLEUM AND RAILING List entry Number: 1360830". English Heritage. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Buchan, James (1983) Thatched Village. London: Hodder & Stoughton (Buchan was also the author of The Expendable Mary Slessor; he uses the name "Overton" for the village)

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