In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Harby like this:
HARBY, a township-chapelry in North Clifton parish, Notts; adjacent to Lincolnshire, 3½ miles SW of Saxilby Junction r. station, and 8½ E by S of Tuxford. Posttown, Clifton, under Newark. Real property, £1, 936. Pop., 428. Houses, 98. The manor belongs to the Duke of Portland. A palace of Queen Eleanor was here, and was the place where she died; and the first of the crosses built to her memory by Edward I. was here, but has disappeared. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of North Clifton, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church was recently repaired.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Harby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Newark and Sherwood. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Harby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Harby, in Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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