Description in 1887:
"ASFORDBY, a parish and a pleasant village, consists chiefly of one street, on the north side of the navigable river Wreak, 3 miles W. of Melton Mowbray. Its parish, which is in East Goscote Hundred, Melton Mowbray Union and County Court District, contains 513 inhabitants, comprises 1,210 acres of land, generally having a clayey soil and a flat surface." [White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition," 1887]
The parish was in the Melton Mowbray sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District until 1934.
In 1934, the parish was transfered to the Melton and Belvoir 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 24 covers the Melton Sub-District which includes Asfordby.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known: