St Marys Church
Barkby shown within Leicestershire
|Population||316 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||109 mi (175 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
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. 
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."
St Marys Church
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. The grade I church was officially listed in June 1966. The Church its self contains 6 bells and a 2 aisle nave.
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