HARBY, a chapelry, in the parish of North Clifton, union, and N. division of the wapentake of Newark, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 8½ miles (W.) from Lincoln; containing 390 inhabitants. It comprises 1187a. 3r. 20p., the soil of which is generally light and sandy. Fragments of urns have been found, and other relics of antiquity. There are some traces of foundations surrounded by a moat nearly filled up, probably the site of an ancient mansion. Harby contains a chapel of ease, a place of worship for Wesleyans, and a school, which is well supported. Eleanor, Queen of Edward I., is said to have died here.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.