Thurnby and Bushby Villages
These were two villages standing on an eminence, bounded by Scraptoft, Humberston, Evington and Stoughton, are four miles from Leicester, the nearest market town and within the ecclesiastical division of the county and within the deanery of Gartre - so wrote John Nicols in the 1790s.
The name Thurnby is derived from 'by' meaning an inhabited place - more particularly a village or homestead and Thurn is derived from the personal of Thyrne.
In 1207, in the village was referred to as Sturnby. In 1722, the freeholders of Thurnby were included in the returns of Bushby.
Welcome to the Thurnby And Bushby Society website for the village
Our aim is to provide all the information you need about our village. You can find out about village life, our histroy, local news, events and organisations.
You too can join our committee and help the community. Telephone Jeff Rosenthal on 0116 2415041 for more information.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
News and Events
We want to include all the information we can about the
village. So, if you have any news or events you would like adding to our website please telephone:
Beverley 0116 348 1554 or email