Belvoir, Leicestershire
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Belvoir, Leicestershire

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Belvoir Castle
Belvoir is located in Leicestershire
Location within Leicestershire
Population263 (Including Knipton and Harston. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK819334
London100 mi (160 km) SSE
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG32
Dialling code01476
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Belvoir ( BEE-v?r) 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 village's name derives from bel-vedeir meaning 'the beautiful view'.[1]

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.[2]

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.


Media related to Belvoir, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Key to English Place-names". Archived from the original on 14 August 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ 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.

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