Welcome to Barningham

This website was originally created for the local history group, but now covers all aspects of life in Barningham. If you’d like to add information or create a new section, please contact Jon Smith, the website administrator: jonxxsmith@gmail.com or telephone 01833 621374.

CORONAVIRUS: This website includes a page offering information about the coronavirus that may help villagers self-isolating to avoid the disease and/or spreading it around — including  details of volunteers willing to collect shopping, prescriptions, etc, or help in other ways. Click on the Corona link opposite.



ROUND THE WORLD contains just about everything you might want to know about Barningham, a fascinating mixture of useful information, local history and irresistible trivia.

Compiled by village archivist Jon Smith, its 340 pages are packed with stories, people and places, old pictures, house histories, maps and guides. Paperback, 340 pages, more than 1,800 entries and hundreds of illustrations.  ISBN 9 781527 249486

£9.99 (+ £2.90 p&p if required) from Jon at Heath House, Barningham, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 7DU Tel 01833 621374 or email jonxxsmith@gmail.com

‘Magnificent’ — The Northern Echo

‘A fascinating read’ — The Dalesman


A third reprint is now available: Contact Jon to get your copy


Click on the links on the right to navigate this site. You’ll find:

Barningham:  Information about the village and surrounding area

Buildings: Pictures of village houses featured in our history group newsletter

Barningham Parish Meeting: Contacts and meetings

Planning: Local planning applications, past and current, and related matters.

Produce Show: Date and details of next show.

Oil Co-op: Details and application form

The Flyer: Recent copies of the local monthly newsletter

BLHG: Details of the local history group, its meetings and minutes

Parish records: How to view all parish births, marriages, deaths and census records.

Cuttings: What the press and local history magazines have said about us, and reviews of our publications

Electoral rolls: Excel files of Barningham and Hope electors 1920-1950

Family history: Spotlight on Barningham families and burial records

People from the Past: Stories of local people, good, bad and ill-fated, who made the headlines.

Old Pictures: Photographs of the village and its people in the past

Publications: Information about history group booklets and newsletter, The Archive, with links to download copies.

Archive index: A guide to everything published in The Archive so far.

Can you help? Requests for information about ancestors in the area

Noticeboard: Letters and emails

Add your comment: Send us your views

Village Hall Clock: See picture of unveiling on Jubilee Day

Car share: How to cut your carbon footprint!

Contact us: History group contacts’ addresses, phone numbers and emails

Barningham Village Hall: Details of the 1949 vesting document and the 2011 constitution

Barningham Net Zero: Action group to reduce carbon emissions and provide renewable energy

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