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Not to be confused with Swainby, a hamlet in Swainby with Allerthorpe parish, south-west of Northallerton.
Scugdale Beck at Swainby.jpg
Scugdale Beck at Swainby with
Holy Cross Church in the background
Swainby is located in North Yorkshire
 Swainby shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ477019
   – London 215 mi (346 km)  south
Civil parish Whorlton
District Hambleton
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL6
Dialling code 01642
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Richmond
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Coordinates: 54°24′41″N 1°15′57″W / 54.4114°N 1.2658°W / 54.4114; -1.2658

Swainby is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A172 road, 8 miles (13 km) north-east from Northallerton and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east from the small market town of Stokesley.


Swainby is located at the north-western corner of the North York Moors National Park. The characteristics of the village and the surrounding area consist of traditional Yorkshire dry stone walls, hills, sheep, heather and moorland.

The village is close to the ruins of Whorlton Castle; Swainby appears to have been built after its abandonment.[citation needed]

In the 19th century the housing of miners who worked the nearby hills for ironstone and jet led to an expansion of the village.[citation needed]

Swainby contains two public houses, "The Blacksmiths Arms" and "The Black Horse", and a caravan park with farm house.


Although Swainby is in Whorlton civil ward it has retained an electoral ward in its own name. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 1,820.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Swainby at Wikimedia Commons