Ashby Magna

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Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna church - - 36533.jpg
St Mary's
Ashby Magna is located in Leicestershire
Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna
Ashby Magna shown within Leicestershire
Population 347 (2011)
OS grid reference SP5690
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lutterworth
Postcode district LE17
Dialling code 44 1455
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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 Saint Mary's[2] is a grade II* listed building.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Achurchnearyou retrieved 12 February 2015
  3. ^ britishlisted buildings retrieved 12 February 2015

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