Scalford, Leicestershire, LE14 4DL
Date of visit: 30th January 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scalford is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It lies 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray at the southern end of the Vale of Belvoir. In the 2011 census the parish (including Thorpe Arnold and Wycomb) had a population of 608.
The name of the village is derived from Old English and originally meant shallow ford. It has retained its current spelling for at least 440 years, being shown as ‘Scalford’ on the map of Warwickshire and Leicestershire produced (in Latin) in 1576 by Christopher Saxton as part of his Atlas of England and Wales.
Location – what3words:///gentle.stilted.scornful
Location – UK Postcode LE14 4DL
Location – OS Grid Ref: 476364, 324140
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.809414, -0.868554
Location – Northing / Westing 52°48’33.9″N 0°52’06.8″W