Place:Garthorpe, Leicestershire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.779°N 0.767°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoFramland Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Melton Mowbray Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Coston, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Garthorpe 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Garthorpe is a village and civil parish in in the Melton District of Leicestershire, England. It is about five miles east of Melton Mowbray. The parish includes the villages of Garthorpe and Coston (a former civil parish), and is near Saxby (in Freeby parish), Wymondham, Buckminster and Sproxton. The parish had a population of about 100 in 2001.

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.

Research Tips

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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