HARBY

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HARBY

The small village of Harby in Nottinghamshire is just a few miles west of the City of Lincoln. Harby's main claim to fame is that it was where Eleanor of Castille, wife of King Edward I of England, died on 28 November 1290. There is little to see.  The site of the house of Richard de Weston where she died is behind the Victorian church of All Saints, but the only visible remains of it are some bumps in the grass where the moat was. A chantry chapel was set up in 1294 to hear prayers for Eleanor, but this was destroyed in the 16th century. The church replaced an earlier chapel of ease. There is a statue of Eleanor on the tower of the church and the local primary school is named for Queen Eleanor.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Nr Lincoln
County
Nottinghamshire
Post Code
NG23 7ED
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Tip/Nearby
Lincoln
Primary Management
Local Authority

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