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About the Town of Melton Mowbray

Melton Borough, covering 48,138 hectares, is located in north-eastern Leicestershire, The Borough population is 46,861, of whom 25,276 reside in Melton Mowbray


Melton Mowbray's rich history and heritage are still evident today if one looks above the modern shop frontages and at buildings such as the Anne of Cleves' House, a gift from King Henry VIII to his divorced wife in the mid 16th century.

Although there is local debate about whether she ever stayed there or not.

For more information on the Anne of Cleves House see website, just click on picture.
The Anne of Cleves House

The Market
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Melton Mowbray Market Place Melton Mowbray is bustling with activity on Tuesdays, when both street and cattle markets are held. Everything from clothing and household goods to fresh produce can be purchased. There is a large Saturday street market too, and on Wednesdays a small antique/bric-a-brac market takes place in the town centre.
Melton Mowbray has been a market town for over 1000 years. Recorded as Leicestershire's only market in the 1086 Doomsday Survey, it is the third oldest market in England. Tuesday has been market day ever since royal approval was given in 1324.
Market Place
Melton Country Market takes place every Friday from 9am - 2pm, at the Cattle Market with a range of naturally reared meats, organic vegetables, bread and locally made cakes, preserves and honey. Sunday is the day for car boot sales with around 50 vehicles and 1000 visitors at the Cattle Market.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Melton Mowbray Town Estate
   
  The Melton Mowbray Town Estate has since its inception in 1549, had a positive and beneficial influence on the Townspeople Click for Melton Mowbray Town  Estate Sute.and the Town of Melton Mowbray and yet too many citizens remain unaware of its role and the advantages they enjoy as beneficiaries of the Estate. This is possibly because, in the last 30 years there has been a massive explosion in the population of Melton Mowbray, as numerous developments have devoured the surrounding green fields and the many newcomers who have settled in the Town have not had the inherent knowledge. Click for Melton Mowbray Town Estate Website
   
St Marys Church

The cathedral-sized St. Mary's Church dates from 1170. Known as the stateliest and most impressive of all Leicestershire churches, its 100 foot tower dominates the town.
St Marys Church Melton Mowbray
Shopping
The town plays host to a number of leading national multiples, including Argos,Boots, W H Smiths and Safeways. But Melton Mowbray retains its 'traditional' atmosphere with a good range of smaller traditional shops, such as Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe. This combination provides an exciting mix, with great retail choice, catering for a wide range of interests and tastes.

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe
All major banks and building societies have brought their business to Melton Mowbray, and throughout the town there are plenty of places to eat, ranging from McDonnell's through to à la carte restaurants.
Bell Centre Melton Mowbray
The main shopping area is centred around the market place, along Nottingham Street and in covered shopping centres, including the Bell Centre and Melton Boulevard. The areas are all served by inexpensive car parking and off street parking.
Recently a modern designed Corn Cross has been reinstated, close to its original site at the junction of High Street and Nottingham Street.
The original was dismantled in 1814 along with the Corn Wall - possibly a permanent stall for corn sales.
Egerton Lodge Melton Mowbray.


Egerton Lodge
Formerly part of the Countess of Wilton estate.

includes a scented garden
A wooden door to the terrace of the lodge was once used for the distribution of bread to the poor.

   
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