"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]