Barby shown within Northamptonshire
|Population||2,083 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||84 miles (135 km) via M1 motorway junction 18|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Barby is located approximately five miles (8 km) south of Rugby, and about seven miles north of Daventry. The village is located upon a hill overlooking the Rains Brook and Leam valleys. The Oxford Canal is about one mile west running north and south and the M45 motorway runs just north of the village.
The Motte and earthworks from a Norman castle can be found on the northern edge of the village, off Castle Mound road. There is no Bailey. The lost village of Onley is located in the north-west corner of Barby parish. During the Second World War there was a Prisoner of War camp in the village. A map of the old village with photographs can be found in the recently enlarged village hall, next to which can be found a children's play area of some size. There was a windmill to the south of the village which is still standing, although the sails have been taken off and it has been converted into a private residence.
The village church is dedicated to St Mary is of pink sandstone and has an interesting blue clock face. The church has an Anglo-Saxon window and probably date from the 13th and 14th centuries. The rectory is dated 1869.
The village is linked to Rugby and Daventry by Stagecoach in Warwickshire bus route 10 (hourly).
Barby Cricket Ground is located opposite the windmill on Longdown Lane. The club plays in the Warwickshire League and runs successful men's, women's and junior sides.
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