The Village

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Burton Lazars is situated approximately 1.5 miles south east of Melton Mowbray in the heart of rural east Leicestershire. Part straddles the main A606 Melton Mowbray- Oakham Road…

Mat Fascione / A606 Melton Road entering Burton Lazars

…but much of the village is tucked away on either side with a peaceful and relaxed feel about it.

Burton Lazars has a population of around 400 and, with a hilltop position, commands magnificent views in all directions.

It has a long history. The name ‘Burton’ originates from Saxon times. It was known as Burton Sancti Lazari after Lord Mowbray’s foundation of a Leper hospital (in circa 1160). Building foundations remain of the medieval Lazar house, which was the headquarters for the Crusading Order of St Lazarus in England.

Tim Heaton / St Mary and St Lazarus Hospital (site of), Burton Lazars

In the 1930’s the village boasted a racecourse, with the then Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, a regular visitor.

The Village has a very active Village Hall with numerous activities and functions taking place on a daily basis.

The local church is St James’, part of the Team Ministry centred on St Mary’s in Melton Mowbray.

Village History

Coming Later… A more detailed look at the long and interesting history behind Burton Lazars.

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Local Authorities

Here we present links to the Parish, Borough and County Councils, and the Member of…

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Photographic records of the village and events held there. This will be added to from…

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