Beningbrough is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The population as taken at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Shipton, North Yorkshire.

Beningbrough is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE529577
• London175 mi (282 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Beningbrough
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO30
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°00′47″N 1°11′37″W / 54.013013°N 1.193697°W / 54.013013; -1.193697Coordinates: 54°00′47″N 1°11′37″W / 54.013013°N 1.193697°W / 54.013013; -1.193697

Beningbrough village is 6 miles (10 km) north-west from York city centre. The parish, which includes Beningbrough Hall and Park, is bordered at the south-west by the River Ouse, beyond which is the district of Harrogate. According to the 2001 Census, parish population was 55.

Beningbrough is within the ecclesiastical parish of Shipton with Overton. The parish church of Holy Evangelists is at Shipton by Beningbrough.[1]

Beningbrough is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Benniburg", meaning a "stronghold associated with a man called 'Beonna'", being an Old English person name.[2] At the time of the Norman Conquest, Beningbrough was in the Bulford Hundred of the North Riding of Yorkshire. The settlement contained five households and five villagers, with one-and-a-half ploughlands, three furlongs of woodland, and six acres of meadow. In 1066, Asfrith was lord, this transferred to Ralph in 1086, with Hugh fitzBaldric becoming tenant-in-chief to king William I.[3]

In 1870 Beningbrough was a township in the parish of Newton-on-Ouse, containing 88 people in 15 houses within an area of 1,070 acres (4.3 km2), and in 1877, 74 people in 1,092 acres (4.4 km2).[4]

Beningbrough railway station was the first station out of York on the main line to Newcastle.[5] The station opened on the GNER line in 1841; closed to passengers in 1958, and to freight in 1965.[6]

The racehorse Beningbrough, winner of the 1794 St Leger Stakes, was named after the village.[7]


  1. ^ "Holy Evangelists, Shipton by Beningbrough", Church of England. Retrieved 30 March 2015
  2. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011), p. 53. ISBN 019960908X
  3. ^ "Beningbrough" Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Open Domesday, University of Hull. Retrieved 30 March 2015
  4. ^ "Beningbrough North Riding", A Vision of Britain through Time, Great Britain Historical GIS, quoting: John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), and John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887). Retrieved 30 March 2015
  5. ^ Morris, Joseph E. The North Riding of Yorkshire, London Methuen & Co. (1904) p. 66.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Beningbrough Station (500197)". PastScape. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ Whyte, James Christie (1840). History of the British turf: from the earliest period to the present day. 2. Henry Colburn. p. 9. Retrieved 30 March 2015. Reprint HardPress Publishing (2013). ISBN 1314690124

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Beningbrough at Wikimedia Commons
  • Map of Beningbrough showing house names