Welcome to Burton Overy
Dec 6th, 7th, 8th Christmas Tree Festival
And every Friday, Friday Fitness - Village Hall from 10am, £4 per class, no need to book, just turn up.
Please note this is a provisional list and subject to change. Also more events may be added. Details on events will be give here nearer the time.
All events are in the Village Hall unless otherwise specified.
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)
- Burton Overy on Wikipedia
- Burton Overy Parish Walks
- Burton Overy on Google Maps.
- Photo Gallery of Burton Overy Village Scenes
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