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North Riding
St Mary's Church, Bagby.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Bagby
Grid reference: SE464805
Location: 54°13’6"N, 1°17’23"W
Population: 593  (2011)
Post town: Thirsk
Postcode: YO7
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire

Bagby is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, three miles south-east of Thirsk. The parish had a population of 593 according to the 2011 Census.

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.[1] The same name etymologically is found in Bigby, Lincolnshire, and the hamlet of Begbie, near Haddington in 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.[2]


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 an complaints about noise nuisance and increased air traffic.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Bagby)


  1. Domesday extracts
  2. National Heritage List 1151336: Church of St Mary, Bagby (Grade II listing)