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Welby, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Welby, a township and a chapelry in Melton Mowbray parish, Leicestershire, 2 miles NW by W of Melton Mowbray railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Melton Mowbray. Acreage, 749; population, 51. The manor belongs to the Welby-Gregory baronet family. The living is annexed to Melton Mowbray. The church is a small plain building of stone in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishMelton Mowbray 
Poor Law unionMelton-Mowbray 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Welby from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray