Kirby Bellars was a thriving parish in medieval times, but enclosure in the early 17th century resulted in deliberate depopulation. The site of the priory has been disputed in the past, but research within this parish history has uncovered unambiguous documents which clarify matters. This draft parish history has been researched and written by VCH volunteer Dr Alan Fox, who lived in the village for many years. Our aim is to include a final version within a 'VCH red book' covering Melton Mowbray and surrounding parishes, when funds permit.
Comments on this draft entry should be sent to the county editor, Pamela Fisher, by email.