Place:Gaddesby, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesGadesbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
Gadesbiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.717°N 0.983°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoEast Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Melton Mowbray Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Ashby Folville, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Gaddesby in 1936
Barsby, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Gaddesby in 1936
Melton and Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Melton District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Gaddesby is a village and civil parish in the Melton District of Leicestershire, England. It is located around 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southwest of Melton Mowbray and 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Leicester.

Gaddesby village has 170 households and a population of around 450, while the parish, which, since 1936, has included the nearby villages of Ashby Folville and Barsby, has a total population of 762 according to the 2011 Census. Recent housing development has made Gaddesby a popular, rural dormitory for Leicester.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Gaddesby.

Local Administration

The parish was part of Melton Mowbray Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when the rural district was abolished and replaced by the Melton and Belvoir Rural District which covered a larger area. A year after the introduction of the new rural district its parishes were reorganized and reduced in number from 68 to 25.

In 1974 a new nationwide organization of local government was introduced in which rural and urban districts were replaced by "non-metropolitan" districts. In the northeast of Leicestershire this meant little save for the fact that the principal town of Melton Mowbray, formerly a separate urban district, was now governed by the same body (Melton District or Borough) as the rural area that surrounded it.

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Maps on the place-pages for Belvoir Rural District and Melton and Belvoir Rural District illustrate the location of the various parishes and the geographical and administrative changes that occurred in 1936.

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