Carlby is both a village and parish which lies just east of the A1 trunk road and north of the A16, south of Careby Parish and just 5 miles north of Stamford. The West Glen River passes down the south side of the parish and Ryhall in Rutland is just across the river. The parish covers about 1,400 acres.
The village of Carlby was described in 1911 as a "small agricultural village, pleasantly standing on a slight elevation on the road from Stamford to Bourne, close to the borders of Rutland". If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village is just west off the A6121 trunk road between Stamford and Bourne, just north of Essendine in Rutland.
Jonathan BILLINGER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2010. The webpage author suggests that you stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
Mat FASCIONE provides a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014. Just to guarantee that you are there!
The name derives from the Old Scandinavian Karl+by or "village of the freemen" and first appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Carleby. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the ancient Ness Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
In March, 1887, this Civil Parish was enlarged by gaining Wood's Farm on Barber's Hill from Essendine Civil Parish.
You can contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to help you with family history searches. The parish also holds an annual Parish Meeting for all citizens to attend.