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Belton, Lincolnshire

Belton, Lincolnshire

A607, Grantham, United Kingdom

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Description Belton is a village in the civil parish of Belton and Manthorpe, in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A607 road, and 3mi north from the market town of Grantham.HistoryThe Saxon meaning of Belton is "a bell-shaped hollow".The village is significant for the 1686 Grade I listed Belton House. The house is the property of the National Trust and is open to the public.A Belton church is recorded in the Domesday Book. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is significant for its Norman, late Medieval, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions.In May 1643 Parliamentary cavalry, under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell, clashed with Royalist forces at the south of Belton Park, to the east of Manthorpe. The Belton church register records "May 1643, buried three unknown soldiers, slain in Belton fight".