"APPLEBY, a parish in the hundred of Sparkenhoe, in the county of Leicester, partly also in the hundred of Repton, in the county of Derby, 6 miles to the S.W. of Ashby-de-la Zouch. Atherstone is the post town. It lies near the point at which the four counties of Derby, Leicester, Stafford, and Warwick meet, and not far from the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough, value £750, in the patronage of G. Moors, Esq."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
Appleby is just east of the A42 which you took southwest out of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Also see the Leicestershire, Appleby page.