Description in 1887:
"BLABY, par. and township with ry. sta., in co. and 4½ miles S. of Leicester, on Union canal -- par., 3300 ac., pop, 2406; township, pop. 1353; P.O." [John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles," 1877]
Blaby is a small town, a parish and a suburb in the conurbation now known as Leicester city. It used to be a separate village and parish about 4 miles south of Leicester and 101 miles north of London. The parish includes the chapelry of Countesthorpe and covered 3,300 acres in 1887. A branch of the River Soar passes just north of the village, as does the Union Canal.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A426 motorway south out of Leicester city.
You can see pictures of Blaby which are provided by: