Description in 1846:
"BELVOIR CASTLE, the splendid seat of the Duke of Rutland, has been mostly rebuilt during the present century, and occupies the crown of a lofty eminence on the south side of the Vale of Belvoir and on the north-eastern verge of the county, adjoining Lincolnshire; 12 miles N.E. of Melton Mowbray; 18 miles E. by S. of Nottingham; 6 miles W.S.W of Grantham, and 28 miles N.E. of Leicester. BELVOIR is an extra-parochial desmesne, partly in the Soke of Grantham, Lincolnshire and comprising 109 inhabitants, and about 170 acres; but the pleasure grounds, woods, and plantations, extend over more than 500 acres in the adjoining parishes. Except the Inn, the houses are detached offices, belonging to the Castle, which is by far the most superb architectural ornament of which Leicestershire can boast."
[WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Leicestershire and the small County of Rutland," 1st Edition 1846]