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Barkby, near Leicester - - 42131.jpg
St Marys Church
Barkby is located in Leicestershire
 Barkby shown within Leicestershire
Population 316 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SK6340409818
   – London 109 mi (175 km)  
Civil parish Barkby
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leicester
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°40′55″N 1°03′43″W / 52.682°N 1.062°W / 52.682; -1.062

Total population of Barkby, Leicestershire, as reported by the Census of Population from 1801-2011
20th Century map showing Barkby, Leicestershire

Barkby is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is situatednorth-east of Leicester, and only a short way from Leicester's urban sprawl in Thurmaston and Syston. Nearby villages are Beeby and Barkby Thorpe. Barkby Brook is the main water source which flows through Barkby. The parish has a population of around 300.

Barkby Hall is a grade II listed country house with 3 storeys and an 8-bay frontage, constructed in rendered brick c.1810. Barkby Hall has been the property and seat of the Pochin family since 1604. [1]

In the 1870's John Marius Wilson stated that Barkby,

"lies on an affluent of the river Wreak, 1½ mile S by E of Syston r. station, and 4½ NE of Leicester; and it includes the hamlet of Hambleton."[2]


The 1086 Domesday Book records Barkby as "Barcheberie". The name Barkby it's self has an Old Norse origin meaning "Barki's farm/settlement".[3]

St Marys Church[edit]

The parish church situated in Barkby is dedicated to St Mary. Earliest records state that the church was built in the 14th century but it's ground undertook extension in 1887.[4] The grade I church was officially listed in June 1966.[5] The Church its self contains 6 bells and a 2 aisle nave.[6]


  1. ^ "Barkby Hall, Barkby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton & Co. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Institute of Name-Studies. "Barkby". Key to English Place-names. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Arguile, Tim. "Barkby". Genuki. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Church of St Mary, Main street, Barkby (Grade I)". Charnwood. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Church of St Mary, Main Street, Barkby (Grade I)". Charnwood. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 

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