Welby is a shrunken medieval village two miles from Melton Mowbray. Substantial earthworks remain, revealing the extent of the medieval settlement. The draft chapters here have been researched and written by VCH volunteer Dr Alan Fox. When funds permit, this history, and that of Kirby Bellars, will be published in a Red Book volume which will cover Melton Mowbray and its linked chapelries and parishes. We welcome contributions towards this.

Comments on these drafts should be submitted to the county editor, Pamela Fisher, by email.

Welby - Introduction by Dr Alan FoxPDF1.71 MB
Welby - Landownership by Dr Alan FoxPDF637.69 KB
Welby - Economic History by Dr Alan FoxPDF365.22 KB
Welby - Social History by Dr Alan FoxPDF559.07 KB
Welby - Religious History by Dr Alan FoxPDF902.25 KB
Welby - Local Government by Dr Alan FoxPDF341.4 KB