Description in 1877:
"ASHBY FOLVILLE, a small village and parish in East Goscote Hundred and Melton Mowbray Union and County Court District, situated on the bank of a rivulet, near the Burrough hills, 6 1/2 miles S.S.W. of Melton Mowbray, and 10 miles N.E. by E. of Leicester. Its parish, including Barsby township, has an area of 3,013 acres, and had 447 inhabitants in 1871. Ashby Folville township has 1,983 acres and 174 inhabitants." White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland," 3rd Edition 1877"
The village was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book.
For many centuries this was prime grazing land and most of the occupants were graziers or smallplot farmers.
Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Carington Arms on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2014.
Stilton cheese was made in this parish.
A new tradition has been started in Ashby Folville. It is the monthly car meeting, held on the second Tuesday of each month all year long. The car meeting features classics, vintage, motorbikes, supercars, sports cars, modified and Japanese Imports. In Summer months over 4,000 people attend.
There is a single monument in the churchyard; a gravestone in the shape of an urn with cloth draped on it, on a four tiered base. It is for World War I, Henry Herbert WARRINGTON, son of James and Mary WARRINGTON, who died in France on 27 Sept. 1917. He was 22 years old.
In World War II the US Army had a small camp on the grounds of the Manor House.
After World War II the US Army Camp was used as temporary housing for resettling displaced Polish refugees until 1965.