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Danby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Danby, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in N.R. Yorkshire, lying among the moors, and divided into two parts by the river Esk, with a station on the G.N.R., and a post office under Grosmont (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Castleton. The parish comprises Castleton, Danby End, Little Fryup, and Ainthorpe. Acreage of township, 6289; population, 1198; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1230. Glais-dale Moor and Lealhoime Moor are common to the townships of Danby and Glaisdale, and comprise 11,598 acres. Danby Castle, on the brow of a hill east of the church, built about 1300 by one Latimer, is partly occupied as a farmhouse and part is used as a court leet. Danby Beacon, commanding an extensive view, is 966 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £155. Patron, Viscount Downe. The church is a building in mixed styles of architecture.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
LibertyLangbaurgh 
Poor Law unionGuisborough 
RidingNorth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Danby:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1585-19151654-19011585-19301585-1989

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Danby from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Danby are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

DistrictScarborough
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtYO21
Post TownWhitby