Place:Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England

NameAppleby Magna
Alt namesApleberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Aplebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Applebysource: Family History Library Catalog
Appleby-Magnasource: Family History Library Catalog
Great Applebysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates52.683°N 1.533°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
North West Leicestershire District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Appleby Magna is a village and civil parish in the North West Leicestershire District of Leicestershire, England. Until 1889 the parish was simply known as Appleby. Between 1894 and 1974 it was part of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District.

The civil parish includes, as well as the village of Appleby Magna, the small hamlets of Appleby Parva and Little Wigston (not Wigston Parva located elsewhere in Leicestershire). Since 1974 the neighbouring parishes of Snarestone and Swepstone have been absorbed into Appleby Magna. The parish has a total population of 1,076, with the village of Appleby Magna (or Appleby) being the largest settlement. Historically Appleby was one of the largest and wealthiest parishes in Leicestershire, and the large church is testament to this fact; the village and its population, however, have always remained fairly small.

The village lies on the edge of the ancient boundary between the kingdom of Mercia and the Danelaw but the land has been inhabited from the early Neolithic period. The village developed in the pre-Saxon era.

The village sits on the outskirts of The National Forest and is bordered by the Gopsall Park Estate.

The Ashby-De-La-Zouch Canal passes within a mile of the village, as do the M42 and A444.

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