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Scalford, Leicestershire

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Scalford, Leicestershire

Scalford is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It lies 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray at the southern end of the Vale of Belvoir. The name of the village is derived from Old English and originally meant shallow ford. It has retained its current spelling for over 430 years, being shown as 'Scalford' on the map of Warwickshire and Leicestershire produced (in Latin) in 1576 by Christopher Saxton as part of his Atlas of England and Wales.
DistrictMelton
Post townMELTON MOWBRAY
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK7624
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01664 444
 

Other names by which Scalford, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Scaldeford

Scalford, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Scalford, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Scalford and Hose), Leicestershire - par., 2520 ac., pop. 684; vil., 3½ miles N. of Melton Mowbray; P.O.

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