Farnley, North Yorkshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Farnley is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population338 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSE215479
Civil parish
  • Farnley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOTLEY
Postcode districtLS21
Dialling code01943
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°56′N 1°40′W / 53.93°N 1.67°W / 53.93; -1.67Coordinates: 53°56′N 1°40′W / 53.93°N 1.67°W / 53.93; -1.67

Farnley is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, near Otley, West Yorkshire. The name "Farnley" indicates that the village was first established in an area heavy with ferns. It is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as Fernelai and Fernelie.

Part of the Farnley Estate

To the south of the village lies Farnley Hall, a stately home built by John Carr. The house has a rich history, being associated with names such as Fairfax, Cromwell, and Turner.[2] A selection of Turner's works from the Farnley Hall collection were sold in 1890 for £25,000.[3]

The primary school in Farnley is occasionally used as a location for filming the soap opera Emmerdale.

When found as a surname the most popular is Fearnley; other surnames related to the area are Farnely, Farnley and Fernleigh.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Farnley Hall (1150040)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ Yorkshire Rivers: The Washburn, by Tom Bradley (published 1895, reprinted 1988, Old Hall Press.)

External links[edit]

Media related to Farnley at Wikimedia Commons