Place:Barkby, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesBarcheberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
Barchebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.683°N 1.067°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoEast Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Barrow upon Soar Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Charnwood District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Barkby is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is situatednorth-east of Leicester, and only a short way from Leicester's urban sprawl in Thurmaston and Syston. Nearby villages are Beeby and Barkby Thorpe. Barkby Brook is the main water source which flows through Barkby. The parish has a population of around 300.

Barkby Hall is a grade II listed country house with 3 storeys and an 8-bay frontage, constructed in rendered brick c.1810. Barkby Hall has been the property and seat of the Pochin family since 1604.

In the 1870's John Marius Wilson stated that Barkby,

"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."

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