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.
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.