Description in 1846:
"ANSTEY PASTURES, separated from Anstey by a rivulet, is an extra parochial liberty, 3 1/2 miles N.W. of Leicester, containing 19 inhabitants, and about 100 acres of land, belonging to the Rev. Robert Martin M.A., vicar of Ratby and Breedon, who resides at the Hall, a commodious mansion, with pleasant grounds."
[White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 1st Edition 1846]