Barkby  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barkby like this:

BARKBY, a township and a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. The township 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. Real property, £3,739. Pop., 504. Houses, 117. ...

The parish contains also the township of North Thurmaston and the hamlet of Barkby-Thorpe; and its Post Town is Syston, under Leicester. Acres, 2,290. Real property, exclusive of Thurmaston, £4,739. Pop., 791. Houses, 183. Barkby Hall is the seat of W. Pochin, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £250.* Patron, W. Pochin, Esq. The church is good; and there are two Methodist chapels and a national school.

Barkby through time

Barkby is now part of Charnwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Charnwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Barkby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barkby, in Charnwood and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th November 2022

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