Place:Harby, Leicestershire, England

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NameHarby
Alt namesHerdsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
Hertebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 161
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.65°N 0.883°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Harby is a village and civil parish in the English county of Leicestershire. Harby is in the far north-east of the county in the Vale of Belvoir, north of the town of Melton Mowbray, south west of the town of Grantham. Although the village is in Leicestershire, the county town of Leicester is away, the closest city is Nottingham away. The village is situated on the south side of the Grantham Canal.

Apart from Harby in Leicestershire there is a Harby, Nottinghamshire, Hårby in Denmark and a Harby near Kalmar in Sweden.

The seat of the Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle is north east from Harby.

Harby has a monthly publication for local news and events Harby Journal.


The Belvoir Challenge is a 16 or event for walkers and runners around the Vale of Belvoir. It was set up in 1990 to raise money for Harby Primary School.

Harby has a Post Office, village shop and cafe, the "Tea Junction" all located at the village garage on Nether Street.

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