Place:Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, England

NameBurrough on the Hill
Alt namesBorrow-on-the-Hillsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Burcsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Burgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Burroughsource: Family History Library Catalog
Burrough-on-the-Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
Burrow-on-the-Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.683°N 0.883°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGartree Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Melton Mowbray Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Burrough on the Hill is a small village and civil parish 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Leicester and 7 miles (11 km) south of Melton Mowbray in the county of Leicestershire, England. The parish church is St. Mary Close. Burrough Hill is an Iron Age hill fort near the village. The population of the parish was under 100 at the UK census of 2011 and as a result it is combined into the population of the neighbouring civil parish of Somerby, Leicestershire.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Burrough on the Hill from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BURROUGH, or Burrow-on-the-Hill, a parish in Melton-Mowbray [registration] district, Leicester; 5½ miles S of Melton-Mowbray [railway] station. It has a post office, of the name of Borrow-on-the-Hill, under Melton-Mowbray. Acres: 1,565. Real property: £2,754. Population: 138. Houses: 28. The property is subdivided. Burrough Hill, called also Cæsar's camp, commands a fine view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £433. Patron: the Rev. G. Burnaby. The church has a figured circular font, a piscina, and the tomb of a Stockden, and is good."

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