Harby (formerly Hareby), a village and a township in North Clifton parish, Notts, adjacent to Lincolnshire, 4 miles from Thorpe station on the M.R., and 8½ E by S of Tuxford. There is a post office under Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Saxilby. Acreage, 1229; population of township, 297 y of entire ecclesiastical parish, 342. Harby forms with Swinethorpe an ecclesiastical parish, part of which is in Lincolnshire. Queen Eleanor died here, and Edward I. founded a chantry chapel in which masses were to be offered in perpetuity for the repose of his wife's soul. The living of Harby with Swinethorpe is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £174. Patron, the Bishop of South-well. The present church was erected in 1875, in the place of an older one, and is a cruciform stone building, with a lofty spire and a statue of Queen Eleanor in a niche, on the E side of the tower. There are Wesleyan and Reformed Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||North Clifton|
|Poor Law union||Newark|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Harby from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Harby are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Nottinghamshire newspapers online:
- Nottingham Evening Post
- Nottinghamshire Guardian
- Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties
- Nottingham Gazette, and Political, Literary, Agricultural & Commercial Register for the Midland Counties
The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.