Names in James Herriot’s books – fictitious and real


Location in books

Real Location

Darrowby

Thirsk

Skeldale House

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk

Rowan Garth, Darrowby

Rowardennan, Topcliffe Road, Thirsk

High Field House, Hannerly

Mirebeck, Thirlby

Brawton

Harrogate

Name in books

Real Name

James Herriot

Alf Wight

Helen Herriot, née Alderson

Joan Wight, née Danbury

Siegfried Farnon

Donald Sinclair

Tristan Farnon

Brian Sinclair

Jimmy Herriot

Jim Wight

Rosie Herriot

Rosie Page, née Wight

Richard Carmody

Oliver Murphy

John Crooks

John Crooks

Calum Buchanan

Brian Nettleton

Mrs Pumphrey

Marjorie Warner

Tricki Woo

Bambi

Granville Bennett

Denton Pette

Zoe Bennett

Eve Pette

Caroline Farnon, née Fisher

Audrey Sinclair, née Adamson

Miss Harbottle

Harold Wilson

Mr Worley

Mrs Bush

Ewan Ross

Frank Bingham

Boardman

Wardman

Lord Hulton

Sir Hugh Bell

Dr Allinson

Dr Harry Addison

Bob and Elizabeth Mollison

Douglas and Heulwen Campbell

Phineas Calvert

“Atom” Thompson

Mr Handshaw

Billy Goodyear

Joe Mulligan

Mr Thompson

Sister Rose

Sister Ann Lilley

Arnold Braithwaite

Harry Bulmer

Source: “The Real James Herriot – The Authorized Biography”, Jim Wight, Penguin, 1999, ISBN 0-14-026881-2