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Holtby is located in North Yorkshire
Holtby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 166 (2011)
OS grid reference SE674541
Civil parish
  • Holtby
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO19
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°58′46″N 0°58′22″W / 53.97945°N 0.97280°W / 53.97945; -0.97280

Holtby is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. The population at the 2011 Census was 166.[1] It lies close to the A166 about 5 miles (8 km) east of York.


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Boltebi in the Bulford hundred in the possession of the King.[2]

Holtby was served by Holtby railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1939.[3]


The village lies within the York Outer UK Parliament constituency and the Derwent ward of the York Unitary Authority.[4] Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedale district. The local Parish Council has five members.[5]


The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 136.[6] According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 152, of which 111 were over sixteen years of age and 67 of those were in employment. There were 69 dwellings, of which 61 were detached.[7]

The nearest settlements are Warthill 0.6 miles (0.97 km) to the north, Gate Helmsley 1.25 miles (2.01 km) to the north-east and Dunnington 1.1 miles (1.8 km) to the south. Osbaldwick Beck flows through the village.[4]

In addition to the church, there are six other Grade II Listed Buildings within the village.[8]


Holy Trinity Church, Holtby

There is a Grade II listed church in the village dedicated to the Holy Trinity which was rebuilt in 1792 and repaired in 1841 and 1881. It is largely of brick.[6][9]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Holtby in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  5. ^ "Parish Council". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 713. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  7. ^ "2001 Census". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Listed Buildings". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Church Listing". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 

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