About Harbury

Harbury is a large village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. In the 2001 census it had a population of 2,485.

Mill street
Mill Street in the village centre

Harbury is located around 4 miles (6 km) south-west of Southam, and around 7 miles south-east of Leamington Spa, just south of the A425.

The Chiltern Main Line runs just to the north of Harbury. The cutting in which the line runs was said to be the deepest hand-dug cutting in the world, at the time of its construction in 1852. The village used to have a station called Southam Road & Harbury but this closed long ago.

Harbury has a primary school, with around 200 pupils, and a pre-school. It also has a number of shops, including a Londis and The Co-op (once managed, fittingly, by the late Mrs Coop), a chemist, a grocery shop (Mugleston’s Country Fayre), a library, and a post office (confined to the corner of Londis) and a village hall. The village has five pubs: The Shakespeare, The Crown, The Old New Inn and The Gamecock. There is also a working men’s club.

All Saints Church Harbury
All Saints Church Harbury

There is a large park and playground, known as “The Rec”, which houses 3 tennis courts, a netball court, the 60 Seconds Arena and a strategically-placed skate park right at the end near the football pitches.