Burton Overy

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Burton Overy is a civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, about nine miles south-east of Leicester city centre, and not far from Great Glen. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 289.,[1] increasing at the 2011 census to 440 (including Little Stretton).[2]

In the year 2000, within the civil Parish, it has a population of 293 living in 129 households, eight working farms, a pub (The Bell), a new village hall and a thriving church community based in St. Andrew’s Church.


A brief history of the village,[3] undertaken to mark the new Millennium, spans many different aspects of life in this small Leicestershire village over the past 1000 years, and records some of the changes which have taken place.

One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book, where it is listed amongst the lands given to Hugh de Grandmesnil [4] by the King.


  1. ^ "Burton Overy Parish Profile: Census 2001" (PDF). leicestershirevillages.com. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  3. ^ History of Burton Overy (PDF format) Archived 21 January 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Transliteration. London: Penguin. 2003. p. 653. ISBN 0-14-143994-7. 

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Coordinates: 52°34′N 1°00′W / 52.567°N 1.000°W / 52.567; -1.000