Measham is a large former colliery village situated 3 miles South West of Ashby De La Zouch on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire borders. The name developed from the settlement of the River Mease which suggests that it was founded in the Saxon period during the 20th and 21 st Century. Measham has continued to grow with both established local industries and housing. A railway used to run through Measham in the late 18th Century. Leicestershire County Council over recent years have renovated the old station building as part of the Ashby Canal restoration project and it is now used as Measham Museum.
Measham has a wealth of local facilities including its own Leisure centre with a gymnasium and football grounds. There is a village doctor’s surgery and a Library, three public houses and numerous shops on the High Street including mini-supermarkets such as The Co-Operative and Tesco Express.
Measham has an excellent transport network with links the A42 dual carriageway to the M1 motorway corridor and East Midlands conurbations beyond. Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are all within commuting distance together with Nottingham East Midlands airport and Birmingham International airport adjacent to the NEC arena. Main line rail links to London are well catered for at both Tamworth and Nottingham and East Midlands parkway allowing the commuter to reach the city centre within 70 minutes.
Measham has two Primary schools; St Charles Catholic Primary School and Measham Primary School. The village comes in to catchment area for Ibstock Community College.