Sunday, March 10, 2019

Melton Mowbray



Melton Mowbray is a bustling market town in Leicestershire, famous for its pork pies and stilton cheese. This historic town, full of many medieval and ancient buildings dates back to before the Roman Occupation. After the departure of the Romans the town was occupied by both the Anglo-Saxons and Danes before the Norman Conquest. By 1086 Melton Mowbray was a thriving market town and is the third oldest market in England.




The attractive stone built " Anne of Cleeves House" near the church was included in the estates of Anne of Cleeves by Henry VIII as an annulment settlement. It is now a cosy public house, serving excellent food. 

Anne of Cleeves

St Mary's church is an impressive Norman Church, built on the site of one or more Anglo-Saxon churches. The church is described as one of "the finest parish churches in Leicestershire.

St Mary's Church

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