North Cove & Barnby: A history of two villages
Barnby Parish Council
3 The Street, Barnby, Beccles NR34 7QB
Barnbyparishcouncil@btinternet.com] 01502 476035
The Parish Council meets on the first Monday of odd-numbered months in Fortrey Heap Hall, North Cove at 7.30 pm
Barnby is located in the Waveney Valley, between Beccles and Lowestoft. It has 400 registered voters (2015). About half of the parish is drained marshland used for grazing and much of the remainder is arable or pastoral divided into 3 farms. The parish has St John the Baptist, a Grade 1 listed church, a recently closed (2014) Methodist church, a thriving Primary School, a garden centre and the award-winning Barnby Swan. The village shop and Post Office closed in 2012.
Above is the new village sign, below is an aerial view of the village in 2000, looking south.