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Harby, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNottinghamshire 
Civil parishNorth Clifton 
Poor Law unionNewark 

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark