Farnley, North Yorkshire

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Farnley
Farnley is located in North Yorkshire
Farnley
Farnley
Farnley shown within North Yorkshire
Population 338 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE215479
Civil parish
  • Farnley
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OTLEY
Postcode district LS21
Dialling code 01943
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Description of Farnley Hall in Images of England database
  3. ^ Yorkshire Rivers: The Washburn, by Tom Bradley (published 1895, reprinted 1988, Old Hall Press.)

External links[edit]

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