In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kilby like this:
KILBY, a parish, with a village, in Blaby district, Leicestershire; on a branch of the river Soar, and on the Union canal, 2 miles SSE of Wigston r. station, and 6½ SSE of Leicester. Post town, Wigston, under Leicester. Acres, 1, 060. Real property, £2, 200. Pop., 362. Houses, 95. The property is divided among a few. Framework knitting is carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £63. Patron, Sir H. Halford, Bart. The church is plain and good, with a very low tower. There is an Independent chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kilby, in Blaby and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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