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Blackfordby, Leicestershire

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Blackfordby, Leicestershire

Blackfordby is a small village about 2 miles to the northwest of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in England. On some early maps, such as one dated 1587, the village is shown as "Blaugherby", hence the local name of "Blofferby". The village is dominated by the Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, erected in 1858 on the site of an earlier Anglican Chapel which was attached to the Church of St. Helen at nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK3217
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

Blackfordby, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Blackfordby, eccl. dist., Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Seal pars. (N. Leicestershire) and Hartsborn par. (Derbyshire), on verge of cos., 2 miles NW. of Ashby. de-la-Zouch, pop. 1428.

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