Place:Redmile, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesRedmeldesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.917°N 0.817°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoFramland Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Barkestone, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish merged into Redmile in 1936
Plungar, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish merged into Redmile in 1936
Melton and Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
Melton District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Redmile is a village and civil parish in the Melton District of Leicestershire, England, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Melton Mowbray and 7 miles (11 km) west of Grantham.

The parish lies in the Vale of Belvoir close to the county boundary with Nottinghamshire to the west, where the nearest places are Granby, and Elton. Other nearby places are Bottesford, Belvoir, and Stathern. In 1936 the adjoining civil parishes of Barkestone and Plungar were merged into Redmile, and the parish is sometimes known as Barkestone, Plungar and Redmile. In 2001 the parish population was 829.

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Local Administration

The parish was part of Belvoir Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when the rural district was abolished and replaced by the Melton and Belvoir Rural District which covered a much 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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