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Hall and ha-ha at Beningbrough Hall - - 4542762.jpg
Beningbrough Hall
Grid reference: SE529577
Location: 54°-0’47"N, 1°11’37"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO30
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire

Beningbrough is a little village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the east bank of the River Ouse, which here marks the boundary of the West Riding. The village is six miles north-west of York city centre. The population as taken at the 2011 Census was less than 100. In 2001 it was recorded as just 55 souls.

The parish includes Beningbrough Hall and Park, and is bordered at the south-west by the River Ouse.

The village is within the church parish of Shipton with Overton, and the parish church is Holy Evangelists in Shipton by Beningbrough.[1]

Beningbrough is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Benniburg", meaning "Beonna’s people’s stronghold.[2] The settlement contained five households and five villeins, 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 the King.[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, and in 1877, 74 people in 1,092 acres.[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]

Outside links

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about Beningbrough)
  • Map of Beningbrough showing house names


  1. "Holy Evangelists, Shipton by Beningbrough"
  2. Mills, Anthony David: 'A Dictionary of British Place-Names' (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
  3. Beningbrough in the Domesday Book
  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, (Methuen & Co., 1904) p. 66.
  6. National Monuments Record: No. 500197 – Beningbrough Station