In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bescaby like this:
BESCABY, an extra-parochial tract in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 5½ miles NE of Melton-Mowbray. Pop., 26. Houses, 4.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Bescaby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Melton. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bescaby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bescaby, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th January 2015
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