Freeby  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Freeby like this:

FREEBY, a chapelry in Melton-Mowbray parish, Leicester; near the river Wreak and the Melton-Mowbray canal, 1 mile NW of Saxby r. station, and 3¼ ENE of Melton-Mowbray. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 1, 546. Real property, £2, 016. Pop., 126. Houses, 26. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Melton-Mowbray, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is old; and there is an Independent chapel.

Freeby through time

Freeby is now part of Melton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Melton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Freeby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Freeby, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st November 2019

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