In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Dalby like this:
DALBY (Great), or Dalby Magna, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 3 miles S by W of Melton-Mowbray r. station. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 2, 328. Real property, £3, 252. Pop., 484. Houses, 97. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £209.* Patron, Sir R. Burdett, Bart. The church is old and bad. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a free school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Dalby, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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