"AYLESTONE, on the east side of the river Soar and Union Canal , 2 1/2 miles S. by W. of Leicester, is a pleasant village and township, containing 450 inhabitants, living in 95 houses, and 1,723A. 2R. 36P. of fertile land. Aylestone parish includes also Glen Parva and Lubbesthorpe, the latter of which is in Sparkenhoe Hundred, but the other in Guthlaxton Hundred; the whole of the parish is in Blaby Union and Leicester County Court District." [WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 3rd Edition 1877]
Aylestone is a suburb in the conurbation now known as Leicester city. It used to be a separate village and parish about 2 miles south of Leicester and 101 miles north of London. The parish covered 1,788 acres in 1881.
Aylestone Park is a hamlet that lies between Aylestone and the city of Leicester. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A426 motorway south-east out of Leicester or north out of Blaby.
You can see pictures of Aylestone which are provided by:
At the southwest corner of St. Andrew's churchyard there is a small war memorial in the form of a Portland stone St. John's cross on a three-tiered base; Unveiled on 7 April 1920 by Capt. RICKETT.
In the churchyard, not far from the church tower, is a Limestone Memorial cross which was dedicated in April, 1921. The names are not recorded online as of 2017. The memorial commemorates 46 local men who died during the First World War and a further 32 who died during the Second World War.