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Blaby is a village in central Leicestershire, England, some five miles south of Leicester city centre. It has population of around 6,240 (2001 figures), and its proximity to the city causes it to form part of the Leicester Urban Area. Its name probably came Old Norse Blábýr = "farmstead or village belonging to a man named Blár" (where the -r is a case ending).
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Blaby, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Blaby, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Blaby, par. and township with ry. sta., in co. and 4½ miles S. of Leicester, on Union canal -- par., 3300 ac., pop, 2406; township, pop. 1353; P.O.
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