Harby, Nottinghamshire

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Harby is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population336 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK880707
Civil parish
  • Harby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNewark-on-Trent
Postcode districtNG23
Dialling code01522
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°13′34″N 0°40′51″W / 53.226205°N 0.680919°W / 53.226205; -0.680919Coordinates: 53°13′34″N 0°40′51″W / 53.226205°N 0.680919°W / 53.226205; -0.680919

Harby is the easternmost village in the English county of Nottinghamshire. The nearest large town is Lincoln, over the border in Lincolnshire. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 289,[1] increasing to 336 at the 2011 Census.[2]


Eleanor of Castile[edit]

The parish church of All Saints' was built in 1875–1876 in Early English style. In the east wall of the tower is a statue in memory of Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of King Edward I of England, who died at the nearby house of Richard de Weston on 28 November 1290.[3] The moated site of Weston's house is to the east of the church. The Queen's body was transported to London for burial. The King ordered Eleanor crosses to be built at each place where her body had rested overnight on the journey.

Historic building[edit]

The capless stump of a five-storey tower windmill, built about 1877, stands at the end of Mill Field Close (grid reference SK877707).[4] A post windmill is also recorded for Harby.

Harby of old[edit]

Harby was a township in the parish of North Clifton,[5] which became a separate parish in 1866.[6]

Education and amenities[edit]

The village is served by Queen Eleanor Primary School. There is a term-time school bus from Harby to Tuxford Academy.[7]

A pre-booking bus service No. 67 of about three services a day serves Newark, Collingham, Harby and Saxilby on Monday–Saturday. The nearest railway station is at Saxilby.[7]

The village has a playing field with a bowls club and a children's play park. The village hall has two rooms for hire to groups, courses and circles. There is another room for hire at the local pub, the Bottle and Glass, which also serves food. Residents can rent allotments from the parish council. There are no permanent retail shopping facilities in the village.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area:Harby CP (parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ John Carmi Parsons, "Eleanor (1241–1290)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP, 2004) Retrieved 28 November 2015. Pay-walled.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  5. ^ "North Clifton". GENUKI. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Relationship and changes Harby Hmlt/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Harby Village Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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