"Granby is a well-built village overlooking the delightful vale of Belvoir, 4 miles south-east of Bingham, and near the borders of Leicestershire. It is remarkable for giving the title of Marquis to the Duke of Rutland, whose ancestor, Sir John Manners, purchased the estate of Lord Viscount Savage, to who, it had been granted by Henry VII, after the attainder Henry Lord Lovel, whose unhappy and mysterious fate will be noticed under the heading of East Stoke. After the Conquest, Granby and Sutton were of the fee of the Lords D'Ayncourt, and continued their principal seat till the reign of Henry VI, when their sole heiress married Lord Lovel. The parish includes the hamlet of Sutton, and contains 515 inhabitants, and 2,236 acres of land, which has generally a fertile soil, and is noted for several excellent limestone quarries. The commons were enclosed in 1794, when land was allotted as a commutation of all the tithes of the parish, most of which belongs to the Duke of Rutland, who is lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £6 3s 6d, (now £123), and is enjoyed by the Rev. John Bradshaw. The glebe consists of 75 acres. Elizabeth Blagden and Matthew Hall have also estates here, and there are in the parish several small freeholders." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Granby parish and the hamlet of Sutton, to the north-east, have a joint Cemetery of 1/2 acre on Sutton Lane, formed in 1895. The first burial there was in August, 1897. The Cemetery is administered by the Parish Council.
Granby is both a village and a parish near the border of Leicestershire in the Vale of Belvoir, 1 mile north-east of Barnston, 4.5 miles south-east of Bingham, 14.5 miles east of Nottingham and 118 miles north of London. The parish covers 2,420 acres. Sutton is a hamlet 1 miles north-east of Granby village.
The River Whipling runs just south of the village. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the M1 motorway to the A52 trunk road and turn east. At the second roundabout, you are at Bramcote. Exit to the right.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.
There is bus service to and from Nottingham and Melton Mowbray.
You can see pictures of Granby which are provided by: