A village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of the county of North Yorkshire, England. Hackness is mentioned as the site of a double monastery or nunnery by Bede, writing in the early 8th century. The church of Saint Mary has fragments of a high cross dating from the late 8th or early 9th century. The fragments preserve parts of a Latin prayer for Saint Æthelburg and an illegible inscription apparently in the runic alphabet.
The village was the birthplace of British sculptor Matthew Noble Hackness Hall, designed by Peter Atkinson circa 1795
According to the 2001 UK census, Hackness parish had a population of 125.
The parish council is Hackness & Harwood Dale Group Parish Council which covers the six parishes of Broxa-cum-Troutsdale, Darncombe-cum-Langdale End, Hackness, Harwood Dale, Silpho and Suffield-cum-Everley.
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