Gumley is a small village in stunning countryside on the edge of Laughton Hills. In fields that surround the village the old medieval ridge and furrow method of working the land is still evident. The village lies to the south-east of Leicester although most people would do their shopping in Market Harborough. Due to the size of the small village the nearby village of Kibworth has to be relied on for facilities.
The village must have one of the most beautiful village cricket pitches located on "Gumley big field". The famous Foxton Locks is also close at hand.
The village is first mentioned in 749 when King Ethelbald held a church council in Gumley. The village began as a predominantly farming community however in the early 1800s, the village also began making lace and stockings, with a peak population of 281, now there are around 105 people on the electoral roll. Gumley had a 3 storey red brick hall however this was demolished in 1964 after becoming increasingly dilapidated having been used to train resistance fighters in WWII.
Independent schools - There are no comprehensive schools in Gumley so depending on catchment areas, pupils study in the neighbouring village's schools.