As described in 1877:
"ASHBY PARVA, a parish and a village in Guthlaxton Hundred, Lutterworth Union and County Court District. It is situated on a bold eminence, 3 miles N. by W. of Lutterworth,and 1 1/4 mile E.N.E. of Ullesthorpe Station, on the Midland Railway, and its parish contains 141 inhabitants, living in 43 houses, on 1357 acres of land. The soil is clay and gravel, and belongs to John Goodacre, Esq. (lord of the manor) and several smaller freeholders, most of whom are residents." [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 Lutterworth District which includes Ashby Parva.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Ashby Parva is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. The parish lies 3 miles north by west of Lutterworth. The parish abuts Claybrooke parish to the west. Most of the parish land was used for pasturage. The parish covers about 1,370 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the M1 motorway to Lutterworth and pass thru that town heading north to reach Ashby Parva village.
Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
You can see pictures of Ashby Parva which are provided by:
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lutterworth petty session hearings every other Thursday.
In 1834, Mrs. Lucy GOODACRE left eight almshouses for the poor with an allowance of £4 per quarter for each inmate. By 1912, only five of the almshouses remained, three of the originals having been let out.