Place:Belgrave, Leicestershire, England

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NameBelgrave
TypeTownship, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was included
East Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was included
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Belgrave is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England, consisting of the Leicester suburb of Belgrave in its entirety.

Belgrave was formerly an out of town area and contained many large houses, which still stand today and housed wealthy, upper-class and notable residents.

The old Belgrave Village containing the Belgrave Conservation Area, including Belgrave Hall, the 12th century St Peter’s Church and The Talbot pub is to the west of Loughborough Road.

Belgrave is known for the ”Golden Mile”, a stretch of road containing many Asian jewellery and saree shops as well as restaurants. It is also known for its large annual Diwali celebrations, which has attracted around 35000 people and includes a light switch-on and firework display and is the largest set of celebrations outside of India.

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  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Leicestershire.


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