Appleby is an Ancient Parish mostly in Leicestershire and partly in Derbyshire.

Alternative names: Appleby Magna, Great Appleby

Other places in the parish include: Little Appleby and Appleby Parva.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1570

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

APPLEBY, a village and a parish in Ashby-de-la Zouch district, on the confines of Leicester and Derby. The village stands 1½ mile WSW of the Mease river and the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, and 6 miles SW by S of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. It has a post office under Atherstone; and is a meet for the Atherstone hounds. It is sometimes called Appleby-Magna or Great Appleby; while a hamlet a little S of it, in the same parish, is called Appleby-Parva or Little Appleby. The parish comprises 2,020 acres. Real property, £7,06 7. Pop., 1,070. Houses, 248. The property is not much divided. Appleby Hall is the seat of G. Moore, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £750. Patron, G. Moore, Esq. The church is a handsome structure with a spire; and has some good painted glass. There are three dissenting chapels and a free grammar school,-the latter founded in 1697, by Sir John Moore, lord mayor of London. Endowed income of the grammar school, £326; other charities £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


  • County: Leicestershire; Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashby de la Zouch
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Sparkenhoe
  • Poor Law Union: Ashby de la Zouch
  • Hundred: Sparkenhoe; Repton and Gresley
  • Province: Canterbury

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