A linear village north of Selby, Barlby is bordered by the River Ouse to the west and the A19 to the east. At just three miles long it is a small but sought after area with properties from one-bed flats to period four bedroom homes. Boasting both primary and secondary education as well as links to Leeds, Selby and York it is ideal for families and city professionals.
THINGS TO DO
Nature lovers can enjoy walks on the 270 hectares of open lowland heath at nearby Skipwith Common. Regarded as a Special Area of Conservation, this is an ancient landscape that is at least 4000 years old with an array of plants and animals. Also, the Lotherton Hall estate outside Leeds isn’t far away, nor is Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve or the city of York.
EATING & DRINKING
Barlby is home to two takeaways: Howden Road Fisheries and, across the bypass in sister village Osgodby, Route 63 which offers kebabs, pizzas, burgers etc. The closest pub, The Wadkin Arms, is also in Osgodby and serves real ales and food. Alternatively, you can make the short journey to Selby where you will find a number of eateries and bars.
Barlby is serviced by a post office as well as having a library and late 18th century church. For bigger shopping you can head to either end of the A19 bypass where Selby and York have supermarkets, high streets and plenty to see and do.
The village is home to both Hilltop Primary School and Barlby High School meaning that education from three to 16 is easily accessible. On top of this, there is also Barlby House Day Nursery. Selby College is a short bus ride away for further education.
Bus number one runs from Selby through Barlby to Holme on Spalding Moor, there is a school service into Selby and numbers 415 and 416 take you to York via the Designer Outlet. The A19 is right on your doorstep here and will connect you up with the A1(M) or M62 for trips south or you can head north to Yorkshire Moors. Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than 40 miles away.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it gets its name through a mix of the personal name Bardolf and –by, which was an Old Danish suffix that stood for “farm” or “village”. Barlby has historically been an important place on the road to York and today it is merged with Osgodby to form the civil parish of Barlby with Osgodby.
DID YOU KNOW?
Barlby is split between two areas: Barlby Hilltop and Barlby Bridge.