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Belton (by Grantham)

Note: There is another Belton in the Isle of Axholme. The name also appears in Norfolk and Leicestershire

Description and Travel

This village and parish lies about two and a half miles north of the centre of Grantham in the vale of the River WItham. Welby parish is just to the east, Londonthorpe parish to the south and Syston parish to the north. The parish covers only about 1,725 acres.

The village of Belton sits in the picturesque vale of the Witham River. A stream flows northward along the east edge of the village joining the Witham north of Barkston. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2353
1871 R.G. 10 / 3362
1891 R.G. 12 / 2586
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Church History

Belton Saint Peter parish church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

Michael PECK provides us with: "The war memorials at Belton (near Grantham) have now been recorded. There are three; one is a memorial proper while the second is a Roll of Honour and the third is to a named individual. There are no numbers, ranks or arms of service mentioned except for the individual:"

From the Belton War Memorial, all by Eric WALTERS (with additional notations):

In memory of our glorious dead 1914 - 1918

Surname Given names Btn. Unit Died Cemetery Notes
DAVIDSON Armine c
DOVE Frank c
EMERTON Walter 4 Mountain Bde. 7-Jul-15 Twelve Tree Copse d
HICKMAN Frederick
KISINGSTON Mark c
MAPPING William c
MEARS Laurence b
SAXELBY Charles Frederick 6 Lincs 9-Aug-15 Helles Mem
SAXELBY Walter 28 Canada Inf 8-Oct-15 Kemmel Chateau
WALTHAM Horace Mowbray 4 Middlesex 9-May-18 Bienvillers MC a

Key to Notes:

  1. Also on the Branston memorial
  2. Believed to be Lawrence Edlin Mears of 6/ Lincs
  3. Not found on CWGC site under this name
  4. Son of Walter and Sarah EMERTON of Belton

Their glory shall not be blotted out. Their name liveth for evermore.

Roll of Honour - Roll Call of men from Belton who served in the Great war 1914 - 1919

  1. Asher Herbert
  2. Baxter Thomas
  3. Beacon Alfred
  4. Bowns William
  5. Catt Harold
  6. Cheetham Wilfred
  7. Cheetham Charles
  8. Clarke Harvey
  9. Clarke Percy
  10. Craddock Francis
  11. Craddock Theodore
  12. Darby Walter
  13. Davison Armine +
  14. Dove Frank +
  15. Emerton Walter +
  16. Exton Ernest
  17. Flowers Herbert
  18. Flowers Rupert
  19. Fowler Matt
  20. Ghent Nevell
  21. Greenbury John
  22. Holland Joseph
  23. Hollingworth Robert
  24. Hollingworth Ernest
  25. Hickman Frederick +
  26. Hurd Albert
  27. Hurd Arthur
  28. Imber Alywyne
  29. Imber Henry
  30. Imber Alfred
  31. Jacobs Herbert
  32. Johnson Philip
  33. Kissington Mark +
  34. Maxey Harry
  35. Mears Lawerence
  36. Mee Charles
  37. Moore Ernest
  38. Napping William +
  39. Pearson Arthur
  40. Powell William
  41. Porter Harold
  42. Rhodes Arthur
  43. Rhodes John
  44. Saxelby Charles +
  45. Saxelby Walter +
  46. Silver Frederick
  47. Thornley William
  48. Wainwright Wilfred
  49. Waltham Horace +

Individual

  1. To the glory of God and in undying memory of Arthur John Purey-Cust Sub-Lieut Royal Navy and of his gallant comrades of HMS Strongbow killed in action 17 October 1917 in defence of a convoy in the North Sea fighting against overwhelming odds until their vessel sank with colours flying.

John Emerson, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Belton:

War memorial

Memorial close up  Memorial close up

Memorial close up  Memorial close up

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 147
1841 176
1851 182
1861 142
1871 176
1881 183
1891 193
1911 181
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