Ashby Parva, Leicestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashby Parva St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Lutterworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ashby Parva (St. Peter))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: