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Appleby

Description in 1871:
"APPLEBY, a village and a parish in Ashby-de-la Zouch district, on the confines of Leicester and Derby. The village stands 1½ mile WSW of the Mease river and the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, and 6 miles SW by S of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. It has a post office under Atherstone; and is a meet for the Atherstone hounds. It is sometimes called Appleby-Magna or Great Appleby; while a hamlet a little S of it, in the same parish, is called Appleby-Parva or Little Appleby. The parish comprises 2,020 acres. Real property, £7,067. Pop., 1,070. Houses, 248. The property is not much divided. Appleby Hall is the seat of G. Moore, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £750. Patron, G. Moore, Esq. The church is a handsome structure with a spire; and has some good painted glass. There are three dissenting chapels and a free grammar school,-the latter founded in 1697, by Sir John Moore, lord mayor of London. Endowed income of the grammar school, £326; other charities £9."
[John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," (1870-72)]

Cemeteries

  • The Cemetery is across the street from the church and was consecreted in November, 1877.
  • The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have published details of Appleby burials (865F) from 1813 - 1865.

Census

  • The parish was in the Measham subdistrict of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
  • The 1851 census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print and Volume 7 covers the Measham subdistrict which includes the Leicestershire part of Appleby.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2084
1861 R.G. 9 / 2267
1891 R.G. 12 / 2508

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Appleby area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church for Appleby is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.
  • The churchyard burial ground was expanded in by an acre in 1877.
  • The church seats 600.
  • Philip JEFFREY has a photograph of St. Michael and All Angels' Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1572 and is in fair condition.
  • The church was in the Akeley West rural deanery.
  • The General Baptists had a chapel built here in 1820.
  • The Particular Baptists had a chapel built here by 1849.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here by 1849.
  • The Society of Genealogists holds copies of baptisms (1572 - 1862), marriages (1573 - 1837) and burials (1572 - 1906) from Appleby Magna which can be studied at their library in London.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Measham subdistrict of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Appleby is a village in two counties. Most of the village is in the Leicesteshire parish of Appleby, but some of the village spills over into Derbyshire. The parish is about 110 miles north of London, 8 miles north of Atherstone and 5 miles south-west of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The parish covers 2,853 acres and includs the hamlet of Little Appleby just 1/2 mile south-west of the village.

If you are planning a visit:

  • You can visit the Leicestershire Villages website, but there wasn't much there at last check (2009).
  • By automobile, take the A42 south out of Ashby de la Zouch and turn left (east) into Appleby.
You can see pictures of Appleby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Appleby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

History

  • In the 1068 Domesday Book, the parish is listed as "Apleby" and as part of Derbyshire.
  • The Amenity Woodlands, just north of the village, is a small part of the national reforestation project.
  • John POYSER has a photograph of the entrance to Amenity woodland on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.

Manors

  • Appleby Hall is a handsome structure about 3/4 of a mile outside the village. It was the seat of George John MOORE in 1912.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK315098 (Lat/Lon: 52.684956, -1.535459), Appleby which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Appleby was an ancient parish of Leicestershire and became a Civil Parish on 30 September, 1897 when the old parish boundaries, which intruded into Derbyshire, were redrawn. The whole parish was thereafter in Leicestershire.
  • On 1 April, 1965, the parish was reduced by 4 acres which were given to Newton Regis Civil Parish in Warwickshire.
  • The Leicestershire portion of the parish was in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the western division of the county.
  • The Derbyshire portion of the parish was in the ancient Repten and Gresley Hundred.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashyb-de-la-Zouch petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, Appleby became part of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.
  • The Misses MOORES had almshouses built in 1839.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1841 1,075
1891 657
1901 649
1911 675
1921 752
1951 829

Schools

  • A Grammar school was founded at Appleby Magna by Sir John MOORE, Lord Mayor of London in 1697. The school was closed by 1912.
  • A Public Elementary School for boys occupied a portion of the Grammar School building.
  • A Public Elementary School for girls was built in 1845 for 120 children.

This page was originally written by Tim ARGUILE,

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