PLEASE NOTE

The Darrington Parish Council AGM has been postponed pending approval from Wakefield Council on the constitution of the new Darrington Parish Council.

The date of the AGM will be published once approval has been received.

A warm welcome to Darrington Parish

The Parish of Darrington is a rural parish with an electorate of approximately 1,200 and at present a precept of £14,348. 

 

Located in the heart of the Industrial West Riding of Yorkshire, Darrington lies on the southern edge of the Vale of York, 3 miles south of Pontefract and 12 miles north of Doncaster.

 

The surrounding strata is predominantly limestone and sandstone, with good arable topsoil.  Consequently, the land has been farmed throughout history.

With easily accessible links to the major cities of Leeds, York, Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield the village attracts a good number of commuters as well as local residents.

The surrounding strata is predominantly limestone and sandstone, with good arable topsoil.  Consequently, the land has been farmed throughout history.

 

At one time bisected by the Great North Road, a fly-over erected in the 1970’s has now seen the colloquially termed ‘Bottom Enders ‘and ‘Top Enders’ reunited into one community, and this community extends into the surrounding villages of Wentbridge, Carleton, Grove Hall and West Park,  parts of which fall inside the Darrington Parish boundary.

 

Surrounded on all sides by open fields, Darrington remains a picturesque and highly regarded farming village with a long history and a friendly, neighbourly community.

History, Charm & Community Spirit