Ashby Folville, Leicestershire, LE14 2TE

Ashby Folville, Leicestershire, LE14 2TE

Date of visit: 1st March 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ashby Folville is a village in the Melton district of Leicestershire, south west of Melton Mowbray. The civil parish of Ashby Folville was abolished in 1936 and its 1,796 acres (727 ha) were merged with Gaddesby.

The village of ‘Ashby’ was recorded in the Domesday Book as consisting of twenty-four villagers, three smallholders, two slaves, one priest and being owned by the Countess Judith.

By the time of the Leicestershire Survey of 1124-29 the manor had passed from Judith to her daughter Maud, Countess of Huntingdon and her husband King David I of Scotland.

The Folville element of the placename comes from a family that had its seat here since at least 1137 when its lordship was held of the Honour of Huntingdon by Fulk de Folville. The family name, ultimately derived from Folleville in the French region of Picardy, was attached to several other sites in Leicestershire, including the deserted village of Newbolt Folville.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode LE14 2TE
Location – OS Grid Ref: 470807, 312002
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.70107, -0.953597
Location – Northing / Westing 52°42’03.9″N, 0°57’13.0″W