Burton Overy

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Burton Overy
St Andrew's Burton Overy - geograph.org.uk - 203591.jpg
St Andrew's Church
Burton Overy is located in Leicestershire
Burton Overy
Burton Overy
Location within Leicestershire
Population440 (2011 Census)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLE8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°34′N 1°00′W / 52.567°N 1.000°W / 52.567; -1.000

Burton Overy is a village and 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.


The village's name means 'farm/settlement with a fortification'. In 1261, Robert de Noveray held the village.[3]

A brief history of the village,[4] 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[5] by the King.


  1. ^ "Burton Overy Parish Profile: Census 2001" (PDF). leicestershirevillages.com. 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names". kepn.nottingham.ac.uk.
  4. ^ History of Burton Overy (PDF format) Archived 21 January 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Transliteration. London: Penguin. 2003. p. 653. ISBN 0-14-143994-7. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.

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