Corby in 1839
Corby is in the wapentake of Beltisloe, parts of Kesteven, 105 miles from London by Bourne. The parish comprehends 3,790 acres, with a population of 654, above half agricultural. The market, which has almost fallen into disuse, is on Thursday. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Irnham and the chapelry of Bulby, all in the archdeaconry of Lincoln, and of the joint yearly value of £608, with a glebe-house. There were in Corby parish in 1833, an endowed free-school, with from 10 to 25 scholars ; two other day-schools, with 38 children ; and one Sunday-school, with 82 children.