Place:Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

NameMelton Mowbray
Alt namesMedeltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Melton-Mowbraysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates52.767°N 0.883°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoFramland Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Melton District, Leicestershire, England|district municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Melton Mowbray is the principal town in the Melton District or Borough of Leicestershire, England. It is 19 miles (31 km) to the northeast of Leicester, and 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Nottingham. The town lies along the course of both the River Eye and the River Wreake and currently has a population of 25,554 (2007 estimate).

Promoted as the "Rural Capital of Food", Melton Mowbray is perhaps best known for its culinary specialities, being the home of the eponymous pork pie and one of the five homes of Stilton cheese.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Melton Mowbray.

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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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