Kirkby Mallory is a pretty village in the Parish of Peckleton, west Leicestershire. The village is most famous for the Mallory Park race track, which is renowned as being one of the best spectator circuits in the country due to it's natural amphitheatre topography.There are a fantastic range of amenities in the nearby towns of Market Bosworth and Hinckley.
Kirkby was named after the Mallory family, most notably Sir Anketil Malory, Knight and governor of the castle and town of Leicester during the rule of Richard II. Lord Byrons daughter, Ada Byron, lived in the Kirkby Mallory Manor before it was demolished, and a tree that is now in the grounds of Mallory Park is said have been where Lord Byron wrote some of his most famous poetry. The Manor was demolished in 1952.
Amenities - due to the size of the village the neighbouring villages provide some of the facilities.
Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth. A co-educational independent school taking children from the ages of 11 to 18.
Dixie Grammar Junior School, is the pre-preparatory department for children aged 4-8years .
Twycross School, a co-educational independent school for children in the prepreparatory school from 4 to 8 years and in the main school from 8 to 18 years.
Ofsted reports are available on these schools.
Sport in Desford - A sports club with over 500 members is located on Peckleton Lane where football, tennis, bowling, running and squash are all catered for.
Market Bosworth Rugby Football Club - Market Bosworth has a thriving rugby club with junior, colts and senior teams playing in various Midland Leagues
Market Bosworth Tennis Club - Has six courts three of which are floodlit with a number of teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.
Market Bosworth Bowls Club - Attractive green in the centre of Market Bosworth
Market Bosworth Football Club - Has a number of junior teams
The Bosworth Blazers - Basketball Club with two teams playing in the Leicestershire League