Aylestone  Leicestershire


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

AYLESTONE, a village and a parish in Blaby district, Leicester. The village stands at the junction of the Union canal with the river Soar, near the Fosse-way, 1½ mile WNW of Wigston r. station, and 2½ S by W of Leicester. Pop., 392. Houses, 90. The parish includes also the township of Glen-Parva and the chapelry of Lubbesthorpe; and its Post Town is Leicester. ...

Acres, 3,850. Real property, £5,444. Pop., 575. Houses, 132. The property is not much divided. Aylestone Hall was formerly the seat of the Rutland family; and is an ancient mansion recently restored. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £845.* Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is a substantial structure, with tower and lofty spire. A neat national school, in the Gothic style, was recently built.

Aylestone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st December 2023

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