In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hawsker like this:
HAWSKER-WITH-STAINSACRE, a township in Whitby parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the coast, 2½ miles SSE of Whitby. Acres, 4,396; of which 694 are water. Real property, £7,361; of which £166 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 786; in 1861, 914. Houses, 162. A Wesleyan chapel and the Whitby workhouse are here; and the latter, at the Census of 1861, had 105 inmates. Two upright stones are said to mark the spots where two arrows fell, shot by Robin Hood and Little John from Whitby abbey.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Hawsker has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Scarborough. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hawsker and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hawsker, in Scarborough and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th May 2013
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