Harby, Leicestershire, LE14 4BG
Date of visit: 30th January 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harby is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Clawson, Hose and Harby, in the Borough of Melton and the county of Leicestershire, England. It lies in the Vale of Belvoir, 9.4 miles (15.1 km) north of Melton Mowbray and 13.9 miles (22.4 km) west-south-west of Grantham. Although in Leicestershire, the county town of Leicester is further – 21.4 miles (34.4 km) – than Nottingham – 15.7 miles (25.3 km). It lies on the south side of the Grantham Canal. Belvoir Castle, 6 miles (9.7 km) to the north-east, is conspicuous on the horizon.
Old names for the village include Hereby, Herdby, Hedeby, and Harteby. The first element “Har” either derives from the old Scandinavian “hiorth” meaning herd, flock or the old Norse personal name “Herrothr”, old Danish personal name “Heroth”. The second element is the old Scandinavian “by” meaning a village or homestead.
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Location – UK Postcode LE14 4BG
Location – OS Grid Ref: 474787, 331157
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.872696, -0.89034
Location – Northing / Westing 52°52’21.7″N, 0°53’25.2″W
I received an email with nothing other than images, after a bit of research I found out it was of the restoration of this box. So for your interest and information, here are the images sent to me. They show progress through 2018 form an original unrestored box to a freshly painted box looking resplendent.