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Blaby, Leicestershire

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Blaby, Leicestershire

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).
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP5697
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

Other names by which Blaby, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Bladi

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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