Ashby Parva

Ashby Parva

infobox UK place
country = England

latitude= 52.48
official_name =Ashby Parva
population =
shire_county= Leicestershire
metropolitan_county =
region=East Midlands
postcode_district =
os_grid_reference= SP5288

Ashby Parva is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The parish had a population of 211 according to the 2001 census. The village is in the west of the district, west of the M1 motorway, and nearby Ullesthorpe, Leire and Bitteswell. It is about 3 miles away from Lutterworth. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book. [cite web | title = The Domesday Book Index|url=| publisher =| accessdate = 2007-11-04 ]

The Civil War

During the English Civil War parliamentary troops from Warwickshire garrisons visited Ashby Parva and the surrounding villages in Guthlaxton Hundred [ Leicestershire Villages] ] , stealing horses and availing themselves of "free quarter". In May, 1642 a hundred men from the Coventry garrison stayed three hours at Ashby Parva to avail themselves of "meat, drink and provinder". In 1646 the inhabitants claimed ten pounds from the Warwickshire County Committee for a visit by Captain Wells and sixty men from Warwick in 1644, during which the troops quartered for two days and consumed "diet and horsemeat" worth an estimated ten pounds.


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