DANBY-WISKE, a parish, in the union of Northallerton, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York; containing, with the chapelry of Yafforth, 546 inhabitants, of whom 368 are in the township of Danby-Wiske, 4 miles (N. W.) from Northallerton. The township comprises by computation 3247a. 2r.: the village is pleasantly situated on the western bank of the river Wiske; and the York and Newcastle railway passes within a quarter of a mile. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 3. 11½., and in the patronage of the Rev. Edwards Cust, incumbent, with a net income of £450: the glebe consists of 202 acres. The church is an ancient fabric, with a tower at the west end. At Yafforth is a chapel of ease.