Description in 1877:
"ASHBY MAGNA, a pleasant village, township, and parish in Guthlaxton Hundred, Lutterworth Union and County Court District, 4 miles N. by E. of Lutterworth and 10 miles S. by W. of Leicester, contained, in 1871, 275 inhabitants, living in 61 houses, on 1720 acres of land, rising boldly in the north, where a rivulet has its source. The Earl of Aylesford is lord of the manor and owner of the soil." White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland:, 3rd Edition, 1877
The parish was in the Lutterworth sub-district of the Lutterworth 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 18 covers the part of the Lutterworth Disctrict which includes Ashby Magna.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Ashby Magna is a parish and a village 96 miles north of London, 10 miles south of Leicester city, 4 miles north-east of Lutterworth and about 1 mile east of Dunton Bassett. The parish covers 1,804 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the M1 motorway south out of Leicester city about 11 miles.
By automobile, it may be easier to take the A426 trunk road south out of Leicester city through Blaby to where it meets the B581 arterial and turn left.
Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011. You may submit a bid for your more artistic replacement.
You can see pictures of Ashby Magna which are provided by: