1986 LINBY VILLAGE

 Linby is a small parish situated in   
 the Leen Valley. The surrounding land 
 is mainly agricultural with some      
 woodland and an existing magnesium    
 lime-stone quarry and a number of     
 disused quarries. The village deemed a
 Conservation Area retains much of its 
 picturesque character with streams    
 flowing down each side of the main    
 street, local stone built cottages,   
 two old stone crosses and a church    
 with embattled and pinnacled tower, a 
 early norman doorway and 14th century 
 stained glass window. Linby Hall is a 
 section of an original medieval great 
 hall with numerous stone outbuildings 
 one of which is "The Old Dovecourt",  
 there is also a water wheel and       
 associated milling equipment at the   
 rear of the hall. The original stone  
 built school is now known as "Hanson  
 House" and is the County Girl Guide   

Written accounts from this D-block

 

Map of the area

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