HistoryFare Tours are designed to take you on a walk through history to discover the wonderful heritage of our historic market town of Melton Mowbray.
Melton Mowbray can be traced back hundreds of years. Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age (c.600BC), Roman (43-409AD), Anglo Saxon (500-650AD), and Viking/Danelaw (800-900AD) periods have all been found in the town and surrounding area.
However, the first documented evidence of Melton was in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as “Medeltun”. Medeltun or “Middletown” comes from it being a central township with a mother Church (St Mary’s) surrounded by 5 hamlets: Burton Lazars, Eye Kettleby; Sysonby, Welby & Freeby.
Over the years, the name Medletun has morphed into Melton. The Mowbray part of the name comes from the Mowbray family who were granted the land after the Norman Conquest and became Lords of the Manor.
If you think that the Rural Capital of Food is just about Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, then think again!
Why not join Historyfare Tours on a 90-minute walking tour around the town center to discover more about it’s rich heritage, fascinating history and famous characters that have shaped the town into what we know today.
Duration – 90 Minutes
Cost – £5 per head
Date of next tour:
Sat 9th September 2023 10:00Hrs
Tour Meeting Point: Military Working Dogs memorials outside Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Station Approach.
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