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]