- The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.
- Tradition holds that the church was built on the site of a Roman temple.
- The church seats 600.
- The Anglican parish register dates from 1572.
- The church was in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).
"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]
Also see the Leicestershire, Appleby page.
- Ann Andrews provides a transcription of the Appleby entry from Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland (1891).
- The transcription of the section for Appleby from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- This place was partly in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).
- Appleby Civil Parish was abolished in 1898 to create Appleby Magna Civil Parish within the boundaries of Leicestershire.
- Today the parish is administered as part of Leicestershire.
- The Common Land was enclosed here in 1771.