Carnaby, East Riding of Yorkshire

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St John the Baptist Church Carnaby.jpg
St John the Baptist's Church, Carnaby
Carnaby is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Carnaby shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 415 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA147655
• London 175 mi (282 km) S
Civil parish
  • Carnaby
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO16
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°04′23″N 0°14′54″W / 54.073068°N 0.248339°W / 54.073068; -0.248339Coordinates: 54°04′23″N 0°14′54″W / 54.073068°N 0.248339°W / 54.073068; -0.248339

Carnaby is a small village and civil parish on the A614 road in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south-west of Bridlington town centre.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Carnaby and Haisthorpe and the hamlet of Wilsthorpe. According to the 2011 UK Census, Carnaby parish had a population of 415,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 300.[2]

The church dedicated to St John the Baptist was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3]

During the Second World War, Carnaby Aerodrome served as an emergency landing site for crippled planes. Specially built to cater for stricken aircraft, the airfield had an extra large runway, 9,000 feet (2.7 km) in length and 700 feet (210 m) wide. The airfield also operated a fog dispersion system, nicknamed FIDO.

After the war, the site was used to store Thor IRBM Missiles. The airfield finally closed in 1963 and is now an industrial estate, a large source of employment for the local area.

Carnaby railway station on the Yorkshire Coast Line from Hull to Scarborough served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.[4] However, people can still travel to Hull, Bridlington, Driffield and Scarborough by using the EYMS bus route number '121' that has alternative bus times.[5]

In 1974, the Satra Motors Car Importation and Preparation Centre was opened at Carnaby, upgrading imported Russian built Lada and Moskvich cars for British showrooms. Although Moskvich had stopped importing cars to Britain by the end of the 1970s, Lada continued until July 1997, when it withdrew from Britain, sparking the closure of the Satra centre.[6]

Carnaby Temple

Carnaby Temple, an octagonal folly stands in fields about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Carnaby. It was built by Sir George Strickland, owner of Boynton Hall, in 1770 and is locally known as 'The Pepperpot'. The structure is based on the Tower of the Winds[7] which is on the Roman Agora in Athens. In 1952 it was given Grade II listed building status.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Carnaby Parish (1170211159)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Carnaby CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John the Baptist (1083821)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  5. ^ "Search Results from Carnaby". East Yorkshire Motor Services. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "UK Lada History - 3". Lada Owners Club of Great Britain. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Smith, Duncan J D; Smith, Trevor (1993). North & East Yorkshire Curiosities. Dovecote Press. ISBN 1-874336-09-1. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (167800)". Images of England. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Carnaby Temple (1083823)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4. 

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