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Bescaby, Leicestershire

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Bescaby, Leicestershire

Bescaby is a hamlet and deserted medieval village in Leicestershire, England. The hamlet of Bescaby lies close to Waltham-on-the-Wolds. Bescaby was formerly an ex-parochial manor, later constituted a civil parish belonging to the Dukes of Rutland, and in 1871 had a population of 31 persons, living in 4 houses, on about 1,200 acres of land. It was previously the demesne of Croxton Abbey, near which stood some extensive buildings, surrounded by a moat.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK8226
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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

Bescaby, par., N. Leicestershire, 5½ miles NE. of Melton-Mowbray, pop. 9.

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