Ashby Magna

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Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna church - - 36533.jpg
St Mary's Church, Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna is located in Leicestershire
Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna
Location within Leicestershire
Population347 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP5690
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLutterworth
Postcode districtLE17
Dialling code01455
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°30′39″N 1°10′21″W / 52.5107°N 01.1725°W / 52.5107; -01.1725Coordinates: 52°30′39″N 1°10′21″W / 52.5107°N 01.1725°W / 52.5107; -01.1725

Ashby Magna is a small English village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. The parish has a population of 294, increasing at the 2011 census to 347.[1] It is in the west of the district, and lies midway between junctions 20 and 21 of the M1. Nearby places are Willoughby Waterleys, Peatling Parva and Dunton Bassett.

The village is of Danish origin and recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Essebi' or 'Asseby'. Its name derives from the 'ash' tree, from 'by', Old Danish for a farmstead or settlement, and from 'Magna', Latin for great. It was large by medieval standards but the population has remained static at around 300-400.

The Anglican church of St Mary's[2] is a grade II* listed building currently on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register as being in a poor state and it has been the subject of heritage crime.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ Achurchnearyou retrieved 12 February 2015
  3. ^ Heritage at Risk 2018 - East Midlands (Report). Historic England. p. 37. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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