Place:Asfordby, Leicestershire, England

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NameAsfordby
Alt namesAshfordbysource: Family History Library Catalog
Esserberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Osferdebiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.767°N 0.95°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Asfordby is a village and civil parish in the Melton district of Leicestershire, to the west of Melton Mowbray on the A6006 road.

The parish consists of Asfordby proper, Asfordby Valley and Asfordby Hill, which together have a population of around 3,000 (1995 est). The villages are to the north of the River Wreake, with Asfordby Hill situated east of Asfordby proper, closer to Melton, and Asfordby Valley to the north.

Within Asforby proper, there are a few shops, mainly convenience shops. However you can find a Fish & Chip shop, an Indian restaurant, as well as a kitchen store and a Co-operative shop.

Asfordby was the site of a modern deep coal pit which was built between 1984 and 1993, but this closed in 1997 due to numerous geological difficulties and the low price of coal at the time.

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