Kilby, Leicestershire, LE18 3TD

Kilby, Leicestershire, LE18 3TD

Date of visit: 26th January 2020

Location Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kilby is a village and civil parish in the Blaby district of Leicestershire, England. It is the easternmost village in the district, and is 6 miles south east of Leicester.

Kilby has had the origins of its name possibly traced back to a Scandinavian form of Old English, being translated to ‘children’s farm/settlement.’ Kilby was mentioned in the Domesday book where it was said to have been originally formed around the parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene. In the Domesday book of 1068 Kilby or Cilebi, as it was spelt, resided in a district called ‘Guthlaxton Wapentake’ under the ownership of Oger the Breton who was recorded as Tennant-in-chief. Kilby was recorded as having “28 households, containing 9 villagers, 7 smallholders, 2 slaves and 10 freemen.” Kilby was also reported as having a Meadow consisting of 12 acres and 1 mill. Prior to the Domesday book the Lord of Kilby was recorded as Eur who resided as Lord during 1066.

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Location – UK Postcode LE18 3TD
Location – OS Grid Ref: 462068, 295383
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.552757, -1.086018
Location – Northing / Westing 52°33’09.9″N 1°05’09.6″W