Egton  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Egton like this:

EGTON, a village, a parochial township, and a sub-district in Whitby district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the river Esk, adjacent to the Cleveland and Whitby branches of the Northeastern railway, 7½ miles WSW of Whitby; has a post office under York and a r. station; was once a market-town; and has still fairs on the Tuesday before 14 Feb., the Tuesday before 13 May, 4 Sept., and the Tuesday before 22 Nov. ...

The parochial township is in Lythe parish; and contains the hamlets of Egton Bridge, Lumberhill, and New begin. Acres, 15, 146. Real property, £6, 831. Pop., 1, 115. Houses, 202. The property is divided among a few. The vale of the Esk shows very beautiful scenery; other spots also are interesting; but much of the rest of the surface is moor. Grosmont priory, on a site near Grosmont bridge and Grosmont r. station, was founded about the year 1200, but has nearly disappeared. Ironstone, of a character interesting to geologists, is worked at Grosmont. Traces of an ancient British village occur on the edge of the moors, at Egton Grange. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, south aisle, and chancel; and has circular arches along the division between the nave and the aisle, but a pointed arch between the nave and the chancel. There are chapels for Independents and Roman Catholics; and the R. Catholic one stands at Egton-Bridge, was built in 1867, and contains 650 sittings.—The sub-district contains also the parish of Sneaton and four townships of Pickering, Danby, and Whitby, Acres, 43, 568. Pop., 4, 226. Houses, 845.

Egton through time

Egton is now part of Scarborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scarborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Egton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Egton, in Scarborough and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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