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Population (2011) of Barnby: 479.

Local licensing authority for Barnby is Waveney district.

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About Barnby

Now bypassed by the A146, Barnby is a quiet village, mostly stretched out along the original Beccles to Lowestoft road.

Barnby Broad has virtually disappeared but marshland along the Waveney valley remains. A railway accident in 1891 saw bodies laid out in the pub after Amos Beamish, a 28 stone local giant had helped to rescue survivors. Watch out for Black Shuck, the devil's dog of local legend.

Historically, Barnby was known as Barnaby; it was recorded in Domesday as "Barneby"or "Barnebei". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Barnbye".