Place:Melton and Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, England

NameMelton and Belvoir Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates52.83°N 0.84°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1935 - 1974)
See alsoMelton Mowbray Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district making up Melton and Belvoir in 1935
Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district making up Melton and Belvoir in 1935
Melton District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Melton and Belvoir Rural District was a rural district of Leicestershire, England, from 1935 to 1974.

It was formed in 1935 from the merger of the Melton Mowbray Rural District and the Belvoir Rural District. The parish of Sysonby including the settlement of Eye Kettleby (formerly in Melton Mowbray Rural District) was absorbed into Melton Mowbray Urban District. In 1936 (a year after the merger of the two districts), the new rural district was reorganized, reducing the total parishes from 66 to 25.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 the district merged with the Melton Mowbray Urban District to form the new non-metropolitan district of Melton, commonly known locally as Melton Borough.


The map is based on the Ordnance Survey Map of Leicestershire of 1917 provided on the website A Vision of Britain through Time which is produced by the Department of Geography at the University of Portsmouth.

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List of Parishes

CodeParishDescription Duration Notes
1Ab Kettlebyparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Holwell and Wartnaby after 1936
2Asfordbyparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Welby after 1936
3Belvoirextra parochial area, civil parish1935-1974included Knipton after 1936
4Bottesfordparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Muston after 1936
5Broughton and Old Dalbycivil parish1936-1974included Nether Broughton and Old Dalby after 1936
6Buckminsterparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Sewstern after 1936
7Burton and Dalbycivil parish1936-1974included Burton Lazars, Great Dalby and Little Dalby after 1936
8Clawson and Harbycivil parish1936-1974included Long Clawson and Hose after 1936
9Croxton Keyrialparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Branston after 1936
10Eatonparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Eastwell after 1936
11Freebytownship, chapelry, civil parish1935-1974included Bretingby and Wyfordby, Saxby and Stapleford after 1936
12Frisbycivil parish1936-1974included Frisby on the Wreak and Kirby Bellars after 1936
13Gaddesbyparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Ashby Folville and Barsby after 1936
14Garthorpeparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Coston after 1936
15Grimstonparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Saxelby and Shoby after 1936
16Hoby with Rotherbycivil parish1936-1974included Brooksby, Hoby, Ragdale and Rotherby after 1936
17Knossingtonparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Cold Overton after 1936
18Redmileparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Barkestone and Plungar after 1936
19Scalfordparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Wycomb and Chadwell after 1936
20Somerbyparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Pickwell with Leesthorpe and Burrough on the Hill after 1936
21Sproxtonparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Saltby and Stonesby after 1936
22Stathernparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974no changes
23Twyford and Thorpecivil parish1936-1974included Thorpe Satchville and Twyford after 1936
24Walthamcivil parish1936-1974included Thorpe Arnold and Waltham on the Wolds after 1936
25Wymondhamparish (ancient), civil parish1935-1974included Edmondthorpe after 1936

Research Tips

  • From this Findmypast page you can browse the Leicestershire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Leicestershire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • For both of the above sites, a subscription is charged. Transcriptions of these records may also be available free of charge on the FamilySearch website.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Leicestershire.
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