Located in the heart of the Industrial West Riding of Yorkshire, Darrington is a village of some 2000 or so residents. It lies on the southern edge of the Vale of York 3 miles south of Pontefract, 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. 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’ re united 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, well regarded village much respected in the local area.