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Ashby Parva, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Ashby-Parva or Little Ashby, a parish in Leicestershire, 1½ mile NE of Ullesthorpe station on the M.R., and 3½ miles NNW of Lutterworth, which is the post town and money order office; telegraph office, Ullesthorpe. Acreage, 1369; population, 137. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £200. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small building of stone in the Perpendicular style. There is also a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishAshby Parva St. Peter 
Poor Law unionLutterworth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The parish register dates for baptisms from 1585; marriages, 1695; burials, 1695.

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Ashby Parva:



Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a small building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower in the Decorated style, containing 3 bells, dated 1591, 1605 and 1591: there is a monument to the Rev. J. Sturges Lievre, a former rector, and a marble reredos erected as a memorial to J. Bourchier Wrey, the child of a former rector: the church was restored and the chancel rebuilt in 1868, at a cost of £963, and the tower was rebuilt in 1889 at a cost of £95: the stained east window is a memorial to John Winfred Ley, who died August, 1883, and there is another at the west end: the church affords 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashby Parva from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


Online maps of Ashby Parva are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE17
Post TownLutterworth