Punch Poppyhead More Than
One Thousand Years of



More Than One Thousand Years of Barnby-in-the-Willows

This history of Barnby-in-the-Willows has been produced as a living internet site, to be updated as further research is carried out, or to be added to as events unfold in the future. The site map provides links through the centuries of Barnby-in-the-Willows history. A central theme throughout this history is the Church, dedicated to All Saints’, as this is the oldest building within the village and has seen many changes within Barnby. I have utilised information from a wide variety of sources including a large array of books, Victorian directories and newspaper articles. However, the main source of information was from the residents of Barnby-in-the-Willows, both verbal and from previous work by village members. If you notice any inaccuracies or have further historical facts please let me know so that the details can be updated. The site was designed to be viewed using Internet Explorer with a screen resolution of 800 X 600 pixels.

Tim Carter

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15 June 2002: Following the Golden Jubilee celebrations the downloads, below, now include a 360 degree panorama from the tower of All Saints' Church, Barnby-in-the-Willows. In addition, there are two 5 second video clips available of the second and fifth bells being rung on the Barnby Bells page. The clips were taken in the belfry.

10 November 2001: Dovecote with the location of the Quaker burial ground.

28 October 2001: Dovecote with a photograph of Barnby Hall possibly taken in the late 19th or early 20th century.

2 September 2001: Living Memory with the names of children in the village school photographs from 1937 and 1940.
Barnby War Memorials with details of William Mills, Walter Parish and additional commemorative details.

22 July 2001: Living Memory with a photograph of the Willow Tree Inn and Front Street in, approximately, 1910.

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The following files are available for download from here or on the related page within the web site:

To download a 360 degree panorama from All Saints' Church, Barnby-in-the-Willows, (257Kb) taken on 2 June 2002 click on the image below:

Panorama from the tower of All Saints' Church, Barnby-in-the-Willows

Two 5 second video clips available of the second and fifth bells being rung. The clips were taken in the belfry and are 479Kb and 477Kb respectively.

To download a short recording of the Barnby-in-the-Willows bells, from 1 January 2000, please click here
The file (Bells.wav) is 334 Kb and lasts for 15.5 seconds. The first four rounds were recorded inside the Church. The last four rounds were recorded near the tower, outside the church.

On 30 December 2000, a band of ringers from Balderton rang the first quarter peal at Barnby for many years. To download a 344 Kb, 15 second video clip (Bells Inside.mpg) of the ringing click here.

To download a 344 Kb, 15 second video clip (Bells Outside.mpg) of the quarter peal from outside All Saints' Church, set against the winter evening setting sun, click here.

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Internet Links

Visit UK Mapping to see a map of Barnby-in-the-Willows. Using this map you can zoom in to street level within Barnby or zoom out to see its location within Nottinghamshire and the UK.

Visit Old-Maps for a Victorian map of Barnby-in-the-Willows.

Visit UKVillages.co.uk for further information and events within Barnby-in-the-Willows and other local villages.

Visit the Southwell Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers for further information on bell ringing in the area.

Visit the Nottinghamshire Family History Society web site for Nottinghamshire family history research.

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Contact Information

If you have further information on Barnby-in-the-Willows, or any comments on this site, please contact Tim Carter at tpcarter@lineone.net

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At the bottom of every page is a set of four buttons (except this home page and the site map). Two of the buttons will allow you to return to the home page or site map respectively. The other two buttons connect to the next and previous pages in the site, allowing you to navigate the pages in a logical order.

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Last revised: 15 June 2002

The picture at the top of the screen is the 'punch' poppyhead from a pew end within All Saints' Church, which is shown on the background image.