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External Links to History

To find out more.

It is easy to find out more yourself.  

Leicestershire County Council provides us with a Museums, Arts and Records Service,


The Museums and Archaeological Sites and Monuments Record can be contacted at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8TB, telephone 0116 232 3232,


The Leicestershire Record Office is at Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester LE18 2AH, telephone 0116 257 1080, email - The special treasure there is a map of the village and all the fields around it made at the time of  the enclosures in 1793. With it are the written descriptions of who owns which land.  Click on the little picture to see more. There is also a copy of  large scale map of our village and all its fields even earlier, in 1790.


The enclosure map of Harby, reproduced from Hartley, Robert F 1987, The Mediaeval Earthworks of North-east Leicestershire.  Copyright remains with Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service.

There are also other maps, the records of the Parish church and the Methodist church, records of Harby School going back to 1863, past copies of Harby News and Harby Journal, legal documents, and old photographs.

Remember to contact them first to check opening times a time if you are  going to visit.

There is also the Library, 0116 265 6988,,  and the Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray, Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1RB, telephone 01664 569946.     

Down in London is the Public Record Office at Kew, the website is

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