Place:Barby, Northamptonshire, England

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NameBarby
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.325°N 1.209°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoFawsley Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Crick Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Daventry Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Daventry District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Barby is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) north of Daventry in Northamptonshire, England. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish population as 2,336. Barby is about 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Rugby.

To the northwest and southwest the parish boundary forms part of the county boundary with Warwickshire. Rains Brook, a tributary of the River Leam, forms the parish and county boundary northwest of the village.

The village is near the top of a hill that rises to 551 feet (168 m) above sea level.

The Oxford Canal was dug through the parish in the early 1770s, passing about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) west of the village. In 1774 it opened from Bedworth in Warwickshire as far south as Napton on the Hill. The nearest wharf was outside Willoughby, about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Barby. The canal reached Oxford at the end of 1789.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Barby.

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