Ashby Folville is about 14 miles north-east of Leicester.
The main form of dissent from the Church of England in Ashby Folville in 1676 was Catholicism, and only two Protestant dissenters were noted. By 1706, the village was said to contain 10-12 dissenters, mostly Presbyterians, and the same number of Catholics.
No return was made to the 1829 census of religious meeting houses, but by 1851 a congregation of Particular Baptists met in a windmill, although they held no services on Sundays.
No nonconformist chapels are noted in 19th- or early 20th-century trade directories.
 A. Whiteman, The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition (London, 1986), p. 337
 J. Broad (ed.), Bishop Wake’s summary of visitation returns from the diocese of Lincoln, 1706-1715. Part 2, Outside Lincolnshire (Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire) (Oxford, 2012), p. 808
 TNA, HO 129/418/4