Bagby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England, 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Thirsk. The parish had a population of 470 according to the 2001 census. The population of the parish was 593 at the 2011 Census.[1] The parish shares a grouped parish council with the adjacent parish of Balk.

St Mary's Church, Bagby.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Bagby
Bagby is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population593 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE4680
Civil parish
  • Bagby and Balk[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThirsk
Postcode districtYO7
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°13′N 1°17′W / 54.21°N 01.29°W / 54.21; -01.29Coordinates: 54°13′N 1°17′W / 54.21°N 01.29°W / 54.21; -01.29

The village is a mixture of old and new properties, farms and some specialist furniture makers.


The name Bagby comes from an Old Norse personal name Baggi + Old Norse býr, meaning "settlement" or "farmstead". Bagby is recorded in the Domesday Book as Bagebi/Baghebi.[3] (The name is shared with the village of Bigby, Lincolnshire, and the hamlet of Begbie, near Haddington, East Lothian).


The parish church is dedicated to St Mary. Located in Church Lane, it is a Grade II Listed Building designed by Edward Buckton Lamb and built in 1862.[4]


Bagby Airfield is situated on the southern edge of the village. The privately owned airfield is used by light aircraft and helicopters but has been the subject of various planning control issues relating to expansion, noise nuisance and increased air traffic.[5]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bagby Parish (1170216799)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
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  3. ^ Domesday extracts
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Bagby (1151336)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Development management/Bagby Airfield". Hambleton District Council. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.

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