Belvoir, Leicestershire


Belvoir Castle
 Belvoir shown within Leicestershire
Population 263 (Including Knipton and Harston. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK819334
    London 100 mi (160 km)  SSE
Shire countyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG32
Dialling code 01476
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK ParliamentRutland and Melton
List of places

Coordinates: 52°53′32″N 0°46′59″W / 52.89212°N 0.78315°W / 52.89212; -0.78315

Belvoir /ˈbvər/ BEE-vər is a village and civil parish in the Melton district of Leicestershire, England. It is close to the county boundary with Lincolnshire, the nearest town being Grantham, 8 miles (13 km) east of the village.

The parish includes the villages of Belvoir, Knipton and Harston. Nearby places outside the parish are Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Redmile, and Croxton Kerrial.

The village is the site of Belvoir Castle, which "stands on a prominent spur jutting northwards" into the Vale of Belvoir.[1]


Media related to Belvoir, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons

  1. Fox, Alan (1 April 2010). A Lost Frontier Revealed: Regional Separation in the East Midlands. Univ of Hertfordshire Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-907396-36-6.

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