- Danby, North Yorkshire
Danby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,515 (2001 census) OS grid reference Parish Danby District Scarborough Shire county North Yorkshire Region Yorkshire and the Humber Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town WHITBY Postcode district YO21 Police North Yorkshire Fire North Yorkshire Ambulance Yorkshire EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber UK Parliament Scarborough and Whitby List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire
Danby is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 UK census, Danby parish had a population of 1,515. Karl Pearson spent a lot of time there.
Danby is served by a rail network between Middlesbrough and Whitby and an Arriva bus service. Danby village incorporates the Duke of Wellington pub, and the neighbouring Post Office. The village lies on the Esk Valley Walk.
The civil parish includes the following villages/settlements:
A little over a mile to the south-east are the remains of Danby Castle, now incorporated into farm buildings.
The popular Danby Agricultural show is held every year in August, with traditional country entertainments and activities such as show jumping, Sheepdog trials, exhibitions of farm animals and machinery as well as horticultural, craft and produce competitions.
Daniel Duck (1743-?1825) was the vicar of Danby from 1780 until he was succeeded by his son Joseph in 1825. Joseph came from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and his family was one of yeoman freeholders in the Yorkshire Dales. He is commemorated in the poem, Lines in Memory of the Rev. D. Duck, Curate of Danby.
- ”Yes Daniel, faithful Daniel - gone / We faithfull few lament their loss / No more we fix our eyes upon / That Zealous preacher of the cross.”
The preface to this poem in the original manuscript had: ”Written on the Back of a pew before divine service while the folk were gathering up. Sunday April 1835.” Daniel Duck's diaries are held by the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society who indicate that Daniel was the eldest son of Joseph Duck of Ainthorpe, yeoman, and Hannah.He was perpetual curate of Danby, first appearing in the church register in Feb 1780.'
- ^ a b "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Danby CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=798187&c=Danby&d=16&e=15&g=476703&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1215465457862&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
- ^ "Danby Castle". Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=28803. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- Wesley Historical Society Notes and Queries June 1841, p. 94
- Ord's History of Cleveland (1840)
- Atkinson (1891)
- Atkinson, John Christopher (1891) Forty years in a Moorland Parish: reminiscences and researches in Darby in Cleveland . London: Macmillan (Atkinson was Vicar 1850-1900; later editions: 1907, 1967 and 1983)
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