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St Mary's Church, Bagby.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Bagby
Bagby is located in North Yorkshire
Bagby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 540 
OS grid reference SE4680
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thirsk
Postcode district YO7 2
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°13′N 1°17′W / 54.21°N 01.29°W / 54.21; -01.29Coordinates: 54°13′N 1°17′W / 54.21°N 01.29°W / 54.21; -01.29

Bagby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Thirsk. The parish had a population of 470 according to the 2001 census. The population of the parish was estimated at 540 in 2013.[1] The parish shares a grouped parish council with the adjacent parish of Balk.

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.[2] (The name is shared with the village of Bigby, Lincolnshire, and the hamlet of Begbie, near Haddington, 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.[3]


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, noise nuisance and increased air traffic.[4]


  1. ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2016.  In the 2011 census the population of the parish was included with the parish of Balk, and not separately counted.
  2. ^ Domesday extracts
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Bagby (333240)". Images of England. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Development management/Bagby Airfield". Hambleton District Council. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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