Hornby, Lancashire

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Hornby
Main Street, Hornby, Lancashire - geograph.org.uk - 92010.jpg
Main Street
Hornby is located in the City of Lancaster district
Hornby
Hornby
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Hornby is located in the Forest of Bowland
Hornby
Hornby
Location in the Forest of Bowland
Hornby is located in Lancashire
Hornby
Hornby
Location within Lancashire
Area0.2025 km2 (0.0782 sq mi)
Population468 (2011 census)
• Density2,311/km2 (5,990/sq mi)
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Websitehttps://www.hornbyvillage.org.uk/
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
54°06′47″N 2°38′13″W / 54.113°N 2.637°W / 54.113; -2.637Coordinates: 54°06′47″N 2°38′13″W / 54.113°N 2.637°W / 54.113; -2.637

Hornby is a village and former civil parish 9 miles (14 km) from Lancaster,[1] now in the parish of Hornby-with-Farleton, in the Lancaster district, in the county of Lancashire, England. The village is on the A683[2] and at the confluence of the River Wenning and Lune[3] In 2011 the built up area had a population of 468.[4] In 1881 the parish had a population of 358.[5]

History[edit]

Hornby was recorded in the Domesday Book as Hornebi.[6] Hornby was a township and chapelry in Melling parish.[7] From 1866 Hornby was a civil parish in its own right[8] until it was merged with Farleton on 24 March 1887 to form "Hornby-with-Farleton".[9][10]

Amenities[edit]

Castle Stede

Hornby has a church called St Margaret's Church on Main Street,[11] with its octagonal tower a county house called Hornby Castle which overlooks the village. It was started in the 13th century as a replacement for Castle Stede. The tower is 16th-century but the rest was constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. Despite the castle now being divided into flats, it is still one of the most recognisable points of the village. Hornby Castle and grounds are private, although the gardens are open two weekends each year in February for snowdrops and May with a small entrance fee. There is no access to castle buildings, but most of the grounds are available to walk round freely on these dates. The gardens also feature a walled garden with plants for sale., a primary school called Hornby St. Margaret's C of E Primary School on Main Street[12] and a village institute on Main Street.[13] A mile to the north of the castle are the earthwork remains of Castle Stede, a motte-and-bailey castle dating from the eleventh or twelfth century.[14]

Hornby formerly had a high school called Hornby High School that closed in August 2009.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance from Hornby [54.119826, -2.629412]". GENUKI. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Welcome to our Website". Hornby With Farleton. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Hornby". GENUKI. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  4. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hornby Built-up area (E34003990)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Population statistics Hornby Ch/CP through time". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Lancashire A-L". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  7. ^ "History of Hornby, in Lancaster and Lancashire". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Relationships and changes Hornby Ch/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Lunesdale Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Townships: Hornby". British History Online. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  11. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1071657)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Contact us". Hornby St. Margaret's C of E Primary School. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Hornby Village Institute (1390686)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Castle Stede motte and bailey, Hornby (1017689)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Hornby High School". Gov.UK. Retrieved 5 July 2020.

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