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Burton Overy

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Burton Overy Village Newsletter
#66 - Spring 2016

The Origin on the name of Burton Overy

In ancient writings, the village was referred to as Burtone, Burton Novrey, and later Burton Overy. It is seated in a valley on the brook, which rises in the lordship of Frisby, near Gaulby. It is bounded on the west by Great Glen, on the north by Little Stretton and Norton, on the east by Carlton and Ilston and on the south by Kibworth and a small part of Wistow. It is nearly equidistant from Leicester and Harborough – about 9 miles from each, and in the ecclesiastical division of the county, which is within the deanery of Gartree.

Burton Overy has a long history, and is well documented back to the reign of Edward the Confessor in The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, by John Nichols (Volume II)

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