Kirby Bellars shown within Leicestershire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MELTON MOWBRAY|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-1872) said of Kirby Bellars:
KIRBY-BELLARS, a parish, with a pleasant village, in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; on the river Wreak, and on the Syston and Peterborough railway, at Ashfordby r. station, 2¾ miles WSW of Melton-Mowbray. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 2,590. Real property, £5,060. Pop., 243. Houses, 52. The manor belongs to the Rev. E. Manners. Kirby Park was a hunting seat of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart.; and is now occupied by a farmer. A college, for a warden and twelve priests, was founded in the parish, by Roger de Beler, in 1319; and was converted into an Augustinian priory, by Alice Beller, in 1359. Fossil bones of elephants and other animals were found in 1821. The parish is a meet for the Quorndon hounds. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £88. Patron, Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. The church is handsome; and has a tower, with lofty spire.
Part of the district of Melton, Kirby Bellars also has its own elected parish council. The Village Hall in the Main Street, opposite to Hunters Rise, is used for many local purposes and can seat 150 people.
The 'Kirby Bellars Group of Artists' has existed since the 1980s and includes professional artists as well as amateurs.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Kirby Bellars at probertencyclopaedia.com
- Kirby Bellars St Peter at achurchnearyou.com
- SK7118 St Peter's Church, Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire at geograph.org.uk
- Kirby Bellars at visionofbritain.org.uk
- Kirby Bellars (Parish Council) at Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils web site
- Kirby Bellars Village Hall at ruralcc.org.uk
- The Flying Childers at pubsulike.co.uk
- Quorn Hunt Kennels at yell.com
- SK7118 Priory Lakes, near Kirby Bellars at geograph.org.uk
- Welcome to Kirby Bellars Group of Artists at kbga.org.uk
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