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Hackness is located in North Yorkshire
 Hackness shown within North Yorkshire
Population 221 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE969906
Civil parish Hackness
District Scarborough
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO13
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Scarborough and Whitby
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Coordinates: 54°18′06″N 0°30′40″W / 54.301800°N 0.511100°W / 54.301800; -0.511100

Hackness is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of the county of North Yorkshire, England, located within the North York Moors National Park.

Hackness is mentioned as the site of a double monastery or nunnery by Bede, writing in the early 8th century. The church of Saint Peter, a Grade I listed building parts of which date from the 11th century,[2] has fragments of a high cross dating from the late 8th or early 9th century.

Hackness Hall, designed by Peter Atkinson circa 1795

The fragments preserve parts of a Latin prayer for Saint Æthelburh and an illegible inscription apparently in the runic alphabet.[3]

Hackness Hall and its landscape gardens were created in the 1790s. The house, a Grade I listed building, was commissioned by Sir Richard Van den Bempde-Johnstone, who had inherited the estate through his mother. A new entrance was added in 1810. Fire damage in 1910 was restored under the direction of Walter Brierley.[4]

According to the 2011 UK census, Hackness parish had a population of 221,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 125.[5]

The parish council is Hackness & Harwood Dale Group Parish Council which covers the six parishes of Broxa-cum-Troutsdale, Darncombe-cum-Langdale End, Hackness, Harwood Dale, Silpho and Suffield-cum-Everley.[6]

There is a tennis club in the village with three grass courts and two tarmac courts, situated on the road to Lowdales and Highdales. The Club recently celebrated 90 years of tennis in Hackness in 2013. [7]

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  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Hackness CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Peter, Hackness". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Blair, John (2005). The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society. Oxford University Press. pp. 145–147. ISBN 978-0-19-921117-3. 
  4. ^ "Hackness Hall and Railings and Railings Attached to Terrace on Garden Front, Hackness". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Hackness CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Hackness & Harwood Dale Group Parish Council". Hackness & Harwood Dale Group Parish Council. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hackness Tennis Club". Lawn Tennis Association. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Hoby [née Dakins], Margaret, 1571-1633. In: The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English (1993). Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  9. ^ J. L. Simmons, 'A Source for Shakespeare's Malvolio: The Elizabethan Controversy with the Puritans' in Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 36 (May 1973), pp. 181–201
  10. ^ Geological Society site

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