Barby and Onley
is a split parish village in the Daventry District of Northamptonshire.
It is located approximately 5 miles south of Rugby and 7 miles north of Daventry with Barby situated on a hilltop overlooking the Rainsbrook and Leam valleys and Onley 1½ miles to the west on the valley floor. The parish has a resident population of approximately 1,250 with 546 houses including 94 at Onley.
The Oxford Canal runs between Barby and Onley. The parish contains a garden centre, a pub, a general shop and post office, a Church of England primary school, two Village Halls, a marina (Barby Moorings) and a clay pigeon shooting club.
The excellent Barby Cricket Ground is located opposite the windmill on Longdown Lane and the club runs successful men's, women's and junior sides.
There is a BBQ area in Millennium Orchard behind the Tennis Court opposite The Arnold Arms. Anyone is welcome to go and use it at any time – no booking required. If someone else is already there, please be prepared to share. The Boules Pit is also available for games of petanque – just turn up and play, no booking required. There are children's play areas in both Barby and Onley as well as a skate park on Longdown Lane.
Onley is the site of a medieval lost village
and has two Prisons and a Secure training centre situated near by. A new 550 berth marina has been agreed to be built at Onley (Barby Pools Marina).
Mainline train services from Rugby Station include London Euston (approx 56 minutes), Northampton and Birmingham. Junction 18 of the M1 motorway is 4 miles east of Barby at Crick.
Barby is twinned with Vulaines-sur-Seine in France.
New to the Village?.... Download a Welcome Pack to find out about the area. It provides pointers to local amenities and places of interest and a few local contact numbers. If you have a new neighbour why not download one and drop it round. Ring the Clerk (01788 891184) if you want a paper copy.