Descriptive gazetteer entries

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 Nort...

h Clifton, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church was recently repaired.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Harby by doing a full-text search here.

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Harby within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Thorney 0 2
Swinethorpe 0 2
Wigsley 0 3
Broadholme 0 2
Doddington 0 2
Eagle Woodhouse 0 2
North Clifton 0 2
Hardwick 0 2
Whisby 0 2
Eagle 0 4
Skellingthorpe 0 2
Saxilby 0 3
Spalford 0 2
South Clifton 0 1
North Scarle 0 2
Newton on Trent 1 2
Kettlethorpe 0 2
Ingleby 0 2
Thorpe on the Hill 0 2
Broxholme 0 2