Appleby Magna is a village and civil parish in the district of North West Leicestershire, England. The civil parish, as well as Appleby Magna, includes the small hamlet of Appleby Parva and the villages of Norton-Juxta-Twycross, Snarestone and Swepstone. Historically Appleby was one of the largest and wealthiest parishes in Leicestershire.
The original name Aeppel-by refers to apple trees, the by suggesting a Danish settlement. The village lies on the edge of the ancient boundary between the kingdom of Mercia and the Danelaw.
The village sits on the outskirts of The National Forest and is bordered by the Gopsall Park Estate.
The Ashby-De-La-Zouch Canal passes within a mile of the village, as do the M42 and A444.
Famous quotes containing the word appleby:
“Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.”
—Joyce Appleby (b. 1929)