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Hornby is a small village and civil parish located about 4 miles north-west of Bedale. It is part of the non-metropolitan district of Richmondshire in the shire county of North Yorkshire, England.
Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Hornby was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Hang West Wapentake.
Hornby is probably the most northern civil parish within what was Leyburn Rural District. Other places in the parish include: Hackforth, Arrathorne, and Ainderby Mires with Holtby. The villages of Tunstall and Scotton are nearby. There is another Hornby in the North Riding and one in Lancashire.