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Blaston is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. It is a small parish with a population of 54 according to the 2001 census. The village is near Nevill Holt, Medbourne and Hallaton. The parish church of St Giles was rebuilt in 1878. Blaston was first mentioned in Domesday Book and the name probably means the settlement of Bleath (an Anglo-Saxon).
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Blaston, Leicestershire has been known in the past
Blade ~ Blauestone ~ Blastone
Blaston, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Blaston, par., S. Leicestershire, 5½ miles SW. of Uppingham, 1267 ac., pop. 114.
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