[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"DANBY, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 8 miles SE. of Guisborough. The church is an ancient edifice (see Churches for photograph), and the living is a perpetual curacy, of which Lord Viscount Downe is patron, and the Rev. Daniel Duck the incumbent. Population 1373.
North of the Church, on the brow of a naked hill, of no great elevation, stands the remains of Danby Castle, supposed to have been built soon after the conquest, by Robert de Brus; or more probably by William de Latimer, soon after the reign of Edward II. when Danby came to the Latimers by marriage with the daughter of Robert de Thweng, as the arms of Latimer appear in the armorial bearings on the North Wall. From the ruins, we are led to conjecture, that the building has been extensive; but can form no just idea of its strength and ancient grandeur. A farm-house and its offices now occupy a great part of it. -Graves. -Camden."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- The Alderman Ferries benefaction in St. Thomas's Church, Glaisdale.
- The list of benefactions in St. Thomas's Church Porch, Glaisdale.
- The Benefactions to the poor (1) in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The Benefactions to the poor (2) in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The Benefactions to the poor (3) in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The Benefactions to the poor (4) in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The List of endowments for Fryup free school in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
- St. Hilda's Church, Danby, view 1.
- St. Hilda's Church, Danby, view 2.
- St. Peter's Church, Commondale.
- The Methodist Church, Danby.
- St. James the Greater's Church, Lealholm. (The Church's website is here.)
- The Roman Catholic Church, Lealholm.
- The Wesleyan Chapel, Danby Botton, founded in 1855.
- St. Michael and St. George's Church, Castleton.
- The Wesleyan Chapel, Castleton, founded in 1871.
- St. Thomas the Apostle's Church, Glaisdale, view 1. (The Church's website is here.)
- St. Thomas the Apostle's Church, Glaisdale, view 2.
- The Methodist Church, Glaisdale.
- The Methodist Church, Glaisdale Head.
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Danby.
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Glaisdale.
- The Cradle Roll in St. Michael's Church Castleton
- The List of Perpetual Curates and Vicars in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- Colin Hinson has transcribed the following:
- Here is a photograph of Commondale Village.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Danby to another place.
- In 1860 the township of Glaisdale (in this parish) became a parish in its own right. See Glaisdale Parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ708084 (Lat/Lon: 54.466046, -0.909184), Danby which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The World War I Memorial Plaque in St. Michael's Church, Castleton.
- The World War I Roll of Honour in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The World War I Memorial Plaque in St. Hilda's Church, Danby.
- The World War I Roll of Honour in St. James's Church, Lealholme.
- The World Wars I and II memorial at Lealholme.
- The 1914-1919 Memorial Plaques in Castleton Church.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (NZ692045) Danby Botton
- This parish is covered by the following Society: