Ashby de la Zouch  Leicestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ashby de la Zouch like this:

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, par., township, and market town, N. Leicestershire, on river Mease, 16 m. NW. of Leicester and 118 miles from London by rail -- par., 8097 ac., pop. 8512; township, 6980 ac., pop. 7465; town, pop. 4536; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. The town has mfrs. of hosiery, hats, and leather. The par. contains extensive mines of coal, lead, ironstone, and limestone. Ashby Castle, built by Sir Wm. Hastings in 1480, and now in ruins, was for some time the prison of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Ashby de la Zouch through time

Ashby de la Zouch is now part of North West Leicestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North West Leicestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashby de la Zouch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashby de la Zouch in North West Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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