Place:Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesAshbysource: common shortform
Ascebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Ashby-de-la-Zouchesource: Wikipedia
Coordinates52.767°N 1.467°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Contained Places
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, often shortened to Ashby, is a small market town and civil parish in the North West Leicestershire District of Leicestershire, England and within the National Forest. It is adjacent to the Derbyshire border.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle was of importance from the 15th to the 17th centuries. In the 19th century the town became a spa town and before the growth of Coalville it was the chief town in northwest Leicestershire.

In the 19th century its main industries were ribbon manufacture, coal mining and brickmaking. The town was served by the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line of the Midland Railway from 1849.

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Shellbrook west of the town. Nearby villages include Normanton-le-Heath, Packington, Donisthorpe, Oakthorpe, Measham, Coleorton and Moira.

Research Tips

  • The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District page includes a map illustrating the civil parishes of the district. Ashby-de-la-Zouch is included on the map.
  • To inspect the smaller settlements in relation to their civil parishes, see the Ordnance Survey Map of 1944 provided by A History of Britain through Time.
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