Fylingdales  North Riding


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

FYLINGDALES, a parish in Whitby district, N. R. Yorkshire; on the coast, 4½ miles SSE of Whitby town and r. station. It contains the village of Robin Hood's Bay, which has a post office under Whitby; also the hamlets of Fylingthorpe, Normanby, Ramsdale, Rowe, Parkgate, Stow-Brow, Bay-Ness, and Stoupe-Brow. ...

Acres, 18, 458; of which 521 are water. Real property, £7, 869. Pop., 1, 721. Houses, 412. The property is much subdivided. Alum works were here, but were stopped, prior to 1851. Much fishing is carried on. Hubba the Dane, in 867, planted his standard, bearing the raven, on a hill in this parish, hence called to this day Raven hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, the Arch-bishop of York. The church is very good; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £16.

Fylingdales through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2020

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